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MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMER .38 ACP CALIBER AUTO PISTOL, #22XXX, MADE 1908
MODEL 1903 POCKET HAMMER .38 ACP CALIBER AUTO PISTOL, #22XXX, MADE 1908. These early autos really are the great grandparents of all modern Colt automatic pistols. They incorporate no safeties aside from the half-cock on the hammer and are as basic and simple as an auto can be. Remember, shooters were just getting used to double action revolvers when these types of slab-sided autos were introduced by Colt beginning in 1900! When people were still holstering Single Actions and Bisley Models, you had to be a pretty progressive shooter to buy one of these new-fangled autos! Interestingly, these were very popular in Mexico. This example shows carry wear and handling, but is not abused. It still retains good aged blue on the slide and thinning blue mixing heavily gray/brown on the frame. Markings are all good including the last patent date of 1902 on the left side of the slide along with the pre-1909 style of address. The right side of the slide has the standard AUTOMATIC COLT over CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS markings. It retains the correct unmarked full blue magazine which is correct for this vintage M-1903 from about 1906 to 1916, after which they had markings stamped on the bottom. Grips show normal light wear and are solid, mechanically tight, exc. bright bore, unaltered sights, strong safety notch in the hammer, overall nice, attractive aged appearance.
Handgun Caliber: .38 Auto (.38 ACP)
Model: 1903 POCKET HAMMER
Serial Number: 22XXX
Bore Condition: EXCELLENT