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Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP Parkerized

Sold For:  $2,800  |  Ended On: 9/15/2023
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Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: N/A

Lot #: 4

Known Details

Caliber: .32 ACP

Grips: Walnut

Finish: Parkerized

Barrel Length: 3 3/4"

Round Capacity: 8

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial: 566610

Colt Factory Archive Letter Included

Serial Matched Slide

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55

This 1944 Colt Model 1903 Hammerless Pocket Automatic Pistol is offered with a Colt factory archive letter. This 1903 pocket hammerless is an early semi-automatic pistol chambered in .32 ACP. This firearm is one of John Moses Browning’s earlier designs for Colt’s Manufacturing Company before the infamous M1911. Although the name implies this is a hammerless pistol, don’t let it fool you, the hammer can be found under the slide. This was a large advance at the time in engineering to make firearms more concealable and allow for a smooth draw from a pocket if needed.

This 1903 has a parkerized finish throughout, which is a durable phosphate coating that helps protect steel from corrosion and wear. Some silvering can be seen, associated with common wear patterns. 

The ejection port of the slide reads “COLT AUTOMATIC” and “CALIBRE 32 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. Just below the slide “U.S. PROPERTY” can be seen on the frame. The take-down arrow can be seen on the right, at the end of the slide lower. The Springfield Armory “Crossed Cannon” inspection cartouche can be seen on the left side at the rear of the frame. 

The bore’s rifling shows bright and sharp. The outer of the barrel markings are “COLT 32 AUTO”. The dissembled firearm shows clean internals and a serial-matched slide. This 1903 includes a single magazine stamped “CAL. 32 COLT” 

The grips are Colt’s signature walnut, which shows their age nicely with sharp checkering throughout a majority, some minor flattening of the checkers can be seen on the left grip, and a small chip on the bottom of the right grip. The Colt medallion shows some discoloration in the recess and the Colt Rampant pony is easily depicted. 

The Colt Factory Letter says this M1903 was sold to the United States Government and shipped to the Springfield Armory. Guns in the shipment totaled 1,583, the date of shipment was December 30, 1944.  

 

 

Winning Bid
$2,800 by hideaway
Ended On
September 15th, 2023
Bids
6
711 Views | 2 Watchers

Comments & Questions

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Safe Queens

09/15/2023 6:27:30 PM UTC

Sold on 09/15/2023 for $2,800 to hideaway

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BC_Ryder

Seller  09/15/2023 5:24:20 PM UTC

Reserve is off on this great Colt. It's going to go home with someone today.

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SafeQueens

09/14/2023 7:47:23 PM UTC

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hideaway

09/14/2023 4:12:17 PM UTC

$2,800 Bid

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kwill

09/14/2023 1:53:56 PM UTC

$2,376 Bid

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BC_Ryder

Seller  09/06/2023 9:29:31 PM UTC

@Cove3rt - The Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless were all blue from the factory up to serial number 562000 approximately. Past that, Colt changed the finish to phosphate. They all letter as blue.

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Cove3rt

09/05/2023 7:53:30 PM UTC

I just noticed that the Colt letter says Finish: "Blue", but this 1903 Hammerless is currently parkerized. Does anyone know if this is normal?

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hideaway

08/30/2023 12:44:45 AM UTC

$2,100 Bid

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lumberjack2

08/29/2023 8:42:46 PM UTC

$2,000 Bid

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cowboy77

08/29/2023 7:26:00 PM UTC

$350 Bid

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Cove3rt

08/28/2023 8:56:27 PM UTC

$325 Bid

Details From The Safe

Seller: BC_Ryder

Location: N/A

Lot #: 4

Known Details

Caliber: .32 ACP

Grips: Walnut

Finish: Parkerized

Barrel Length: 3 3/4"

Round Capacity: 8

Class: Curio & Relic

Serial: 566610

Colt Factory Archive Letter Included

Serial Matched Slide

Sellers FFL Type: Type 03 FFL

Shipping: UPS Next Day Air : $55

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