Colt 1903 and Browning 1922


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rookorami
August 13, 2012, 06:31 PM
Hey all I just acquire a Colt 1903 from my Grandma. And its a pretty neat little pistol. It has some pitting and such but overall not too bad. It needed Grips, a mag, and a rear sight. I found some reproduction grips that work well enough for now ( I would like to eventually see if I can find the real deal) as well as a reproduction mag (again eventually would like the real deal). The part I am having a hard time finding is the rear sight. If anybody can assist it would be much appreciated. I don't want to devalue the pistol.

I am also on the hunt for a magazine for my Browning FN 1922 .32 ACP

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Old Fuff
August 13, 2012, 07:40 PM
1903 Colt Pocket Models used the same rear sight dovetail cut-out as the larger .45 Government Model made during the same time period. If you can't find a better solution check out Numrich Arms Co.'s extensive supply of sights. They might also have a magazine for your 1922 Browning.

www.gunpartscorp.com

rookorami
August 14, 2012, 05:59 PM
Thanks Fuff. I have a email notification set up on that site if any parts come in but could not locate what I needed. If there are any other sites that I may have some luck with? Would it be a better choice to let the gun be?

rcmodel
August 14, 2012, 06:10 PM
Might try here:
http://www.coltparts.com/parts1.html

rc

rookorami
August 14, 2012, 06:26 PM
Thanks RC I will give it a go. I am assuming it would be best to have a smith install the sight if I can ever find one.

Cocked & Locked
August 15, 2012, 09:09 AM
Try Jack First...you'll have to call them.

http://www.jackfirstgun.com/order.php

http://pic90.picturetrail.com/VOL2169/3082611/6259764/381649867.jpg

GCBurner
August 15, 2012, 01:36 PM
I got a couple of spare mags for my Browning 1922 from Gun Clip Depot, but they aren't always in stock for the .32. Numrich has the originals in stock, but they're a bit more expensive: http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=1162010&catid=1306

rookorami
August 15, 2012, 07:23 PM
Awesome. I will check those out.

Locked- Nice Pic.

Onmilo
August 16, 2012, 10:52 AM
1922 Browning, this pistol will accept the .32 or .380 magazines interchangably. Both work fine in the .32
+1 on Jack First having a Colt rear sight, chances are they have one in stock but they are $$$ and will "jack" you good on shipping charges.

rookorami
August 26, 2012, 06:53 PM
Well crap, no luck with Jack's either. Guess this search will take longer than expected

CZguy
August 26, 2012, 07:35 PM
Well crap, no luck with Jack's either. Guess this search will take longer than expected

Many old gun projects are like that. Persistence is the key, just keep checking back with the vendors listed above every few months and you will eventually find the parts that you need.

It will be worth it. :cool:

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