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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - August 2011
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP
Serial Number 15
Shipped to New York Sporting Goods, New York City, July 30, 1908

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 15 - Pictured in period custom walnut carrying case with ammunition and accessories.  Gun has early high polish finish and fire blue small parts.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 15 - Pictured in period custom walnut carrying case with ammunition and accessories.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 15 - A complete set pictured in period custom walnut carrying case with ammunition and accessories.  Case is suede lined with 54 rounds of ammo, spare magazine, screwdriver, oiler, cleaning rod and tips.  Stylized "Colt" logo is inscribed on an ivory plate near the front edge of the case.

Original Western Union Telegram from Colt employee Ron Wagner (future Colt Historian) dated May 13, 1960 to Frank Glaisner indicates that Colt .380 serial number 15 was shipped July 30, 1908 to New York Sporting Goods.

The inside lid of the case contains information that appears to have come from a period catalog and instruction sheet.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 15 - top of walnut carrying case.

Right side of Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 15.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 15 top of period custom walnut case.

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