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colt.25 vestpocket

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by finnmccool, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. finnmccool

    finnmccool Member

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    Have inherited a colt .25 vestpocket/Dad was korean vet/nystate trooper and treasury cop .It is in great condition.what i am trying to find out is year made and any other interesting info.i have searched looking for this model and cannot find it
    walnut checkered grips
    lanyard loop
    serial 00567xx
    coltpt.fa.mfg
    hartford ct
    its got a 2 tiny surface rust spots
    interior parts are spotless and show little to no wear
    no i am not looking to sell just would like more info on it/only thing i inherited from dad.
     
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Member

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    Colt SN lookup says 1911.
    I have not seen a Colt with leading zeroes on the serial number.
    Walnut grips were not standard that early.
    A lanyard loop on a .25? Wow, never saw the like.
    Please show pictures.
    Read about the model at http://coltautos.com/1908vp.htm
     
  3. finnmccool

    finnmccool Member

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    hey jim/cant do photos right now camera is acting up waiting on new batts/i dont do cell phones
    i have haunted colts site and every forum i could findhighroad had the best responses so i signed up/
    the only lanyard loops/ i find are on the junior but this is not it.will be back with photos asap weekend maybe sooner/thanks finn
     
  4. RX-79G

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    Is it this sort of loop?
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    On this sort of .25?

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    That would be strange.
     
  5. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll ask over at the Colt forum, lots of collectors there may have seen such a thing before.
     
  6. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Supposedly Colt shipped a dozen in that configuration (lanyard loop) to tthe Shanghai Munincipal Police. So it's possible this was done at Colt. We'd need pics to tell you anything else.
     
  7. finnmccool

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    so sorry everyone been sidetracked for awhile
    no loop is approx where a hammer would be
    should have camera back tomorrow will post photos
     
  8. Dr.Rob

    Dr.Rob Moderator Staff Member

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    Folks at the Colt forum are itching to see it too.
     
  9. finnmccool

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    i think it is actually a junior but doesnt have it stamped on the body like all the others i hae seen/grew up with revolvers and longguns
    feel stupid /be back later
     
  10. finnmccool

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    ok guys now that you are done giggling let me give you the whole story
    in 2001 my husband was attacked and recieved a TBI(traumatic brain injury)
    his memeory was swiss cheese,he would get very frustrated when something he knew well would just be gone.
    in 2006 my dad gave me this and told me it was a vest pocket.i never even looked at it,
    just locked it away til husband asked for it one day.
    husband was a born and bred everglades kid,from a time when every kid had a .22 rifle at 10.he was vietnam vet 7 years nsa,cop later hunter all his life.he loved guns and like me was raised to respect and care for them.
    he took the little colt to clean,after about an hour i hadn't heard him say anything and way to long a time to clean it.
    went in and he was crying.one of the toughest people i ever met.asked what was wrong .he handed me the guncase and said put it up
    said it was jammed.couldnt figure out what he had done.
    i let it go locked it up and forgot about it.
    he passed away in nov and i was cleaning out closets.guess what i found.
    opened case looked at it and wrote down all info.remembered dad calling it a vest pocket so thats what i looked for ,my bad,
    the actual reason i contacted this site(besides not knowing anything about autos)when i pulled the mag there was only 5 shells,when i tried to eject there was no shell(none ejected anyway.) but slide wont stay back,hammer is cocked and wont uncock.(thats why i thought it was a lanyard loop)
    yes i am trying to find a smith in this godforsaken place i live in.
    also serial is probably od567xx (badly stamped D)
    looked it up on colts site
    "1972 junior colt.25(shared serials w/junior .22)&(from 1970 colt auto .25)"
    did some more pooking around
    some of these have been modified to .22 cal
    there is also a recall due to firing pin problems.
    i think theres a shell in the barrel(as best i can tell no light when i hold slide back)
    ????could this be a modified and thats why it "jammed"when my husband tried to clear the chamber with .25 cal instead of .22????
    ??is cocked and wont unlock for same reason or firing pin trouble??
    dont trust smiths here,lots of them but they are always getting arrested for stupid stuff.(i am in redneck heaven)
    dont want to get screwed but need to have it taken care of so i can then get the recall taken care of..
    i apologize for wasting your time and getting everyone excited.the camera came back to me and doesnt work...my life sucks lately.
     
  11. JT-AR-MG42

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    I am sorry for your loss.
    A few things I might suggest in an effort to help.

    The pistol is marked as a .25?
    If the pistol is a .25 , a .22, be it a .22 long rifle or a .22 short (the other Colt chambering, not the .22Long rifle)
    will slide into and partly down the barrel.
    The slide on the Colt was marked as to caliber.
    They were made in two different calibers and the 'modification' to the .22 short required a
    different slide and barrel.

    I can not know the level of your competency around firearms
    and sincerely wish I could be there to help.

    If you feel comfortable.

    Look at the safety that is located on the left side of the pistol just ahead of the grips.
    It should have a projection, or lug, on the forward bottom edge.
    If you are able, pull the slide all the way to the rear and then swivel the safety forward and up,
    so that the lug on it goes into the corresponding notch in the forward part of the slide.
    That will lock the slide open.

    You could then get a section of the cleaning rod from that cleaning box
    and, with the pistol pointed away from you in a safe direction,
    put the rod section down the barrel and attempt to push out the obstruction.
    If there is a .22 in the .25 barrel, you may have to push with a little force as the
    shell could be slightly wedged, but the rod should clear the problem.

    If you are able to absolutely clear the barrel, you can then completely unload the magazine.
    Then, while pulling the slide to the rear, rotate the safety back down to a vertical position
    and lower the slide.
    Put the empty magazine back into the pistol.
    You should then be able to lower the hammer.
    The pistol has a magazine safety that does not let it fire without a magazine in place.

    Long read, I know.
    Hope this helps.
    You take care now, JT
     
  12. finnmccool

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    thank you
    mag came out ok,did that as soon as i took colt out of carry case.just nothing ejected when i tried to clear the barrel
    since the mag only had 5 shells/i got nervous.this gives me the info i need
    wont be able to do it right now.want to do it outside so i can keep the muzzle pointed at dirt . and its 30 out there.once i know its unloaded i will field strip and check all markings.thanks again.great avatar you must know my boy joe pike!!
     

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