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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - November 2003
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP
U.S. Navy Contract
Serial number 557744

Colt Navy Contract Model M pistol serial number 557744 in .32 caliber.  This blued .32 is one of 56 Model M .32 ACP pistols in the serial number range 551446 - 558605 that were shipped to the Norfolk and Washington Navy Yards between 3/24/42 and 1/25/43.  This pistol was shipped on 1/25/43 in a shipment of 8 guns "to the transportation officer, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. for the supply officer."   It has the distinguishing characteristic of having a flaming bomb ordnance mark on the upper left flat of the trigger guard.  It is believed that none of the 56 pistols have the "U.S. Property" roll mark on the right side of the frame.

Copy of Colt Factory Letter.

1903 Colt .32 ACP serial number 557744 - close-up of flaming bomb ordnance mark.

Right side of Colt Model M .32 ACP serial number 557744. Note the lack of the "U.S. PROPERTY" marking on the right side of the frame.

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