First Colt 1903 .32 finds its way home


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dhcustomwork
March 2, 2013, 07:03 PM
While I've been on the hunt for a nice Model 1908 .380 for a while now, the right one just hasn't come around yet. In the mean time; however, I managed to pick up a couple 1903 .32s. One from a member here and one from GB.

My GB purchase arrived home today. This .32 is in pretty nice condition; actually much nicer than the listing pics. I had looked up the serial no. to date it, but hasn't looked into any history specifics. Earlier this evening I dug a little deeper and found out my serial falls into the range of 200 shipped to the Navy in Sept. 1917. I was pretty excited at that point ..... until I dug up another list that had each of the 200 serial numbers shipped in their order .... and mine wasn't on it. Doh! Skipped right over mine. Apparently the 200 were randomly pulled from regular production runs and the serials skipped around on what was pulled for the Navy's order. Oh well. While not a rare variant, it's still a nice little gun. Here's a couple pics. I'll get better ones tmrw if the weather and lighting cooperate.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/ashlea30/new%20pics/image_zpsd27d26f6.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/ashlea30/new%20pics/image_zps63a41b61.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/ashlea30/new%20pics/image_zpsbcf5e197.jpg

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e10/ashlea30/new%20pics/image_zps9d8b9ba9.jpg

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tarosean
March 2, 2013, 08:20 PM
Very nice

horsemen61
March 2, 2013, 08:22 PM
looks good

bigfatdave
March 2, 2013, 08:49 PM
Looks nice, they're amazingly nice to shoot.

ThatGuyHank
March 2, 2013, 08:52 PM
Beautiful, a piece of working art.

ozarkhillbilly
March 2, 2013, 08:55 PM
That is great gun.

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