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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP - Serial Number 19840

Erik Winter Collection

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP serial number 19840 (circa. 1903)  Pistol features early high polish finish, round case hardened hammer and fire blued trigger, pins and screws.  In 1903, Colt's began producing this model in descending serial number order starting with serial number 19999.  This pistol is the 159th gun produced.  Only the very earliest examples have the plunge milled slide serrations. Shipped to E.K. Tryon, Jr. and Company, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 12, 1904, 3 guns in shipment.

 

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP serial number 19840 - Serial number 19840 has the "BROWNING'S PATENT" mark on the top line with the APR. 20, 1897 and SEPT. 9, 1902 patent dates on the second line.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP serial number 19840 - Left side close-up.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP serial number 19840 - Right side.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP serial number 19840 - Right side close-up.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP serial number 19840 - original magazine is the earliest type, full blued with "PAT'D SEPT. 9. 1884" patent marking.

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