VERY EARLY 1903 .38 ACP POCKET HAMMER AUTO PISTOL, #22XXX, MADE 1908
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Category: Colt Pistols - 1903 - .38 Pistols

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Seller: goodmanguns
Company: William T. Goodman
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First Name: William
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State: Montana
Zip: 59715
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Description:
VERY EARLY 1903 .38 ACP POCKET HAMMER AUTO PISTOL, #22XXX, MADE 1908. These are truly intriguing early autos as they have the same characteristics as the first Browning designed Colt autos with no safety or slide locking levers or grip safeties! In fact the only safety is the half-cock notch on the hammer! Primitive, yet the cool-factor on these is off the charts! The .38 ACP is the exact same cartridge as the later .38 Super. It is important to know that while the Super will chamber, it is never to be fired in one of these early .38 ACP chambered Colts. It is not uncommon to see either the 1903 Pocket Hammer or the larger Model 1900, 1902 and 1905 autos with cracked slides caused from firing the higher pressure .38 Super. This example shows fine correct markings including the patent dates of 1897 and 1902 on the left side of the slide along with the Colt address. The right side of the slide has the wonderful early “AUTOMATIC COLT” stamping over “CALIBRE .3 RIMLESS SMOKELESS” marking. There is also a fine rampant colt in a circle at the rear of the slide on the left side. This Colt appears uncleaned and unfooled with. The slide blue has aged to a deep dull blue. The slide also retains the original dovetailed rear sight and small blade front sight. The frame shows fine blue in all the protected areas with the balance naturally aged blue/brown. The original hard rubber black Colt grips show normal handling and wear with no cracks or chips. Action is tight and the bore is excellent. It also has the correct unmarked magazine- these were unmarked in the production years of 1905-1916 after which the bottoms had various Colt and caliber markings. This is a nice example that came out of Arizona. It is interesting to note that all of these early .38 ACP models were popular in the southwest and Mexico.

Price: $1350.

Curio/Relic: Yes
Manufacturer: COLT
Model: 1903 POCKET HAMMER AUTO PISTOL
Serial Number: 22XXX
Caliber Info: .38 ACP
Condition: VG+