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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - February 2016
Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP
Factory Inscribed M.P.C. No. 173
Serial Number 5635 (ca. 1909)

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP serial number 5635 factory inscribed "M.P.C. No. 173" on grip safety.  One of the earliest known police marked examples shipped in late 1908/early 1909 with barrel bushing. This police contract is the earliest contract on record at Colt for the .380 caliber Model M pistols. MPC is believed to be the Metropolitan Parks Commission (Boston PD).  There were a total of 214 pistols sn 1328 - 14644 shipped 12/5/08 - 6/4/13.

Model M .380 serial number 5635 factory inscribed "M.P.C. No. 173" on grip safety.  "K" mark on the upper right flat of trigger guard indicates that this pistol was returned to the factory for work.

Earliest type Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP magazine with unmarked floorplate.

Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Type II separate barrel bushing. 

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