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

W.P.D. - Woonsocket, Rhode Island Police Department

Model M W.P.D. Marked .32

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 196547 Factory Roll Marked "W.P.D. No. 18" on right side of frame - Model M .32 with factory rollmark "W.P.D. No. 18" on right side of frame above grip. This was one of 21 guns marked "W.P.D. No. 1-21" on the frame ordered by the Woonsocket, Rhode Island Police Department. Pistols with this marking were shipped between March 3, 1915 - March 6, 1919.  Five .380 caliber Model M pistols marked "W.P.D. No. 1-5" sn 107889 - 108903 were shipped on March 13, 1930.

"January 7, 1916
860/1 Woonsocket Police - 1/4/16
M - Auto 32 - Blue - Rubber
Roll on right side of frame
W.P.D. No 18"

Known Examples

181083 WPD No. 2
181290 WPD No. 9
195339 WPD No. 15
196547 WPD No. 18 (pictured)
287678 WPD No. 21

Woonsocket, RI Town View

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 196547 Factory Roll Marked "W.P.D. No. 18" on right side of frame (left side)

 

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 195339 Factory Roll Marked "W.P.D. No. 15" on right side of frame (left side)

"December 30, 1915
860/4 Woonsocket Police - 12/24/15
M - Auto 32 - Blue - Rubber
Roll on right side of frame
W.P.D. No. 14 + up. Targeted"

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