Lowell Pauli Collection, photos by Sam Lisker
Colt Model M .380 ACP Serial Number 1 - shipped to
J.R. Hegeman in
1908. Mr. Hegeman, a vice president of the Metropolitan Life Insurance
Company, of New York, was very active between 1885 and 1925, and was interested
in Colt arms only. Hegeman
was truly a pioneer in Colt collecting and presumably had some fantastic
connections within the Colt company in order for him to own many production
prototype and serial number one guns.
Close-up of left rear slide and frame.
Close-up of serial number 1. Compare it to
the close-up photo of serial number 15 below. It's slightly
For comparison, here's a close-up of Model M .380 serial
John W. Brunner Collection,
photos by Sam Lisker
Colt Model M .32 ACP Serial Number 6
- shipped to Frank Schirmer in 1903. Schirmer was Colt's
Treasurer at the time and also received
Colt Model N .25 ACP
Serial Number 2.