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Colt 1908 .25 ACP

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JohnnyCremains, Apr 5, 2012.

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  1. JohnnyCremains

    JohnnyCremains Member

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    Just got this in the mail from Cabelas. $800 delivered. Five original two tone Colt magazines and the original box with paperwork numbered to the gun.
    Also the brochure for the Tansley magazine safety which they only included in the box in 1916 and 1917. I think I did well on this one. I've seen original Colt .25 auto magazines sell for over $100 each recently.

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    The bore is mint and the blueing is excellent. No rust. The only issue is where one grip panel was broken and repaired:

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  2. 1KPerDay

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    Wow, nice! The mags make it a deal, as you said. Love the case hardening.

    My kids love shooting my beat-up FN 1905 .25. Surprisingly accurate for a belly gun with almost no sights. :)
     
  3. TonyT

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    A 100+ year old pocket pistol. It's interesting to see the evolution of pocket pistols from the beginning of the 20th entury until today.
     
  4. jfrey

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    Mine is actually 100 yrs. old this year. Great little gun and good shooter too.
     
  5. HisSoldier

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    My gunsmith couldn't believe the color case was original, "Too bright for a gun that old". I think it depends on how much time is spent in direct sunlight maybe? I imagine mine was in a drawer most of its life.
     
  6. Starter52

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    That's a beautiful gun, JC.

    My Model 1908 (#192xxx) was made in 1918. With FMJ ammo it's as reliable as any pistol I own. I agree with 1kPerDay about the accuracy of these little Colts. I was surprised at how well it grouped at 30 feet.
     
  7. OARNGESI

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    nice those little 25s sure are fun
     
  8. JERRY

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    very nice little gun.
    i dont care what anybody says, but everybody likes and has (or wants) a little .25acp or something of the sorts whether they admit it or not.
     
  9. Old Fuff

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    Based on others I've examined the case-colors are original. The rest of the pistol should have Colt's "Trade Finish," which some call "charcoal blue." The color can't be determined because of camera flash reflecting off the highly polished surface. Anyway, you got a great deal, as I've seen some others in the same condition go for the same price, but without the box and extra magazines.
     
  10. Jon Coppenbarger

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    Nice colt you have, I have one in nickle from 1925
     
  11. Cocked & Locked

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    Nice looking Vest Pocket Colt! Having a hand full of magazines like that is awesome.

    I've got two original magazines with mine and no box.

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  12. CZguy

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    These little pistols are a lot of fun to shoot. If the ammo was more reasonably priced I would shoot my old Browning vest pocket weekly.
     
  13. JEB

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    very cool! there is just something about those old pocket pistols... so classy and so fun to shoot!
     
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    Stunning find! Congratulations!!
     
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