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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP & Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Unfinished Frames and Slides

 Colt Model 1903 / 1908 frame in early state of production

Colt Model M Frame in early state of production -  from the estate of a former Colt employee.  Only basic milling has been completed on this frame.  The locating hole next to the trigger guard is used to secure the frame for various milling operations.

Colt Model 1903 / 1908 frame in early state of production

Right side of frame.

Colt Model 1903 / 1908 frame in early state of production

Close-up of trigger guard and locating hole.

Colt Model 1903 / 1908 frame in early state of production

Top view of frame - forward cut is to the left of the area that is milled with the barrel locking grooves.

Colt Model 1903 / 1908 frame in early state of production

Hole has been drilled for the recoil spring and guide.  Following this operation, the top part of the frame is milled away back to the forward cut in the top of the frame.

Colt Model 1903 / 1908 frame in early state of production

Pilot hole has been drilled in magazine well.

Unfinished Colt 1903 / 1908 Slide and Frame

Unfinished Model M Slide and Frame - parts have most of final milling completed.  Slide is missing serrations and slot for front sight has not been milled.  Parts were most likely scrapped because of milling error forward of the trigger guard and the thin trigger guard.

Unfinished Colt 1903 / 1908 Slide and Frame

 

Unfinished slide - right side - slide is finished in the white and lacks any slide markings.  It is fitted with front and rear sight, firing pin and extractor.

Unfinished slide - left side.

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