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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP - U.S. Property marked British Lend-Lease Examples

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - one of the British Lend Lease guns shipped to England during WWII.  Gun is pictured with kraft box, wrapped magazines, cleaning brush and instruction sheet.  This is one of the earliest lend-lease examples with the W.B. ordnance mark stamped on the upper left flat of the trigger guard.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - one of the British Lend Lease guns shipped to England during WWII.  Gun is pictured with kraft box, wrapped magazines, cleaning brush and instruction sheet.  This is one of the earliest lend-lease examples with the W.B. ordnance mark stamped on the upper left flat of the trigger guard.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - kraft box, wrapped magazines, cleaning brush, cleaning rod and instruction sheet. 

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - kraft box, wrapped magazines, cleaning brush, cleaning rod and instruction sheet.  Lid of the box is stamped "PROVED & MARKED".

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - This is one of the earliest lend-lease examples with the W.B. ordnance mark stamped on the upper left flat of the trigger guard

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - one of the British Lend Lease guns shipped to England during WWII.  Gun has British proof marks on the right side of frame below the U.S. PROPERTY mark and on the slide above the extractor.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless U.S. Property marked .32 ACP serial number 555301 - one of the British Lend Lease guns shipped to England during WWII.  Gun has British proof marks on the right side of frame below the U.S. PROPERTY mark and on the slide above the extractor.  Barrel is also proofed.

 

 

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 564821 - one of the British Lend Lease guns shipped to England during WWII.  Gun is pictured with original box (numbered to the gun), cleaning rod and instruction sheet.

Pistol has British Proofmarks on the slide, frame and barrel (through the ejection port).  Gun is parkerized and U.S. Property marked since it was originally part of the Army contract for these pistols.  Many of these guns letter to the Port of Embarkation or the British Purchasing Commission, New York.

Close-up of British Proofmarks and U.S. Property mark.

 

Bottom of original box showing matching serial number.

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