Colt Automatic Pistol and Revolver Information - 20 years of Service to Colt Firearms Collectors

COLT MODELS

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP & Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Police Department Marked Factory Inscribed Pistols

P.D.N.Y. - New York Police Department

 

Model M .380 serial number 15398 with factory roll mark "P.D.N.Y. No. 171" on right side of frame above grip. Pistol has original finish.  Over 800 of these pistols were ordered by the New York City Police Department around 1915 for issue to detectives.  Prior to ordering these Colt pistols, the New York Police Department issued to its officers Colt New Police .32 revolvers that were factory engraved with the inscription "New York Police" on the back strap.

Known Colt 1908 .380 ACP PDNY Inscribed Pistols by Issue Number

71, 85, 86, 111, 135, 171, 213, 224, 295, 309, 345, 353, 393, 417, 423, 436, 475, 563, 575, 679, 703, 757, 763, 767, 796, 811

 

The man in the photograph who is not in uniform is Alfred P. Lane, Olympic shooter and gold medalist.  Lane was hired by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) in 1914 to train police officers how to shoot with the new semi-auto Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 caliber pistols. Photo is dated March 16, 1914.  Source: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).
 

Model M .380 serial number 15398 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 171" right side.

Model M .380 with factory rollmark "P.D.N.Y. No. 353" on right side of frame above grip. Over 800 of these pistols were ordered by the New York City Police Department around 1915 for issue to detectives.

Model M .380 serial number 15217 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 353" on right side of frame above grip.

Model M .380 serial number 15212 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 353" right side.

Model M .380 serial number 16422 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 417" left side.

Model M .380 serial number 16422 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 417" right side.

Close-up of P.D.N.Y. No. 417 Rollmark

Model M .380 serial number 16760 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 345" on right side of frame above grip.

Model M .380 serial number 16760 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 345" on right side of frame above grip.

 

 

 

 

Model M .380 serial number 16595 factory rollmarked "P.D.N.Y. No. 111" on right side of frame above grip. Replacement plastic grips.

 

Gun of the Month


August 2016


Contact Us


 



Home | Wants | Gun of the Month | Historical Info | Instruction Sheets
Site Search| Online Bookstore | Classifieds | Colt Care | Links

Questions / Comments? Contact Us!
 

The Rampant Horse and Colt logos are registered
trademarks of Colt's Manufacturing Company, Inc. Hartford, CT

Coltautos.com 1996 - 2017 by Sam Lisker. All rights reserved.
Please read our online Privacy Statement
The Coltautos.com logos and all proprietary artwork and photos are the property of Sam Lisker and may not be reproduced or distributed without expressed written permission.