Photo courtesy of Gabriel Y.
An early Colt Model
1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP in Relic Condition – This relic
condition Colt 1908 Vest Pocket was found by an observant
young man who spotted what he believed to be an interesting
rock and picked it up while he was walking on a path leading
from his Middle School to his street. His mom shared the
story with me.
When he picked it up he was struck by its weight. So, he
brought it home and began to chip away at the dirt and
debris as if it were an archeological experiment. Gabriel
suspects it has some interesting history as the neighborhood
he lives in used to be a single farm and his home was built
in the '30s, so it's part of the oldest community.
Another interesting element of the story is that Gabriel
told his friends at the local pool about what he found and
as he was describing it, his good friend David, a really
experienced boy scout, said that he had found something that
said "Colt" in the same field. He brought it to the house
and it was the missing grip from one side of the frame -- an
amazing coincidence! Two adventurous boys who both found
pieces of the gun....but both were buried and stuck in
different pieces of the ground!