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Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless .25 ACP - Special Finishes,
Factory Nickel Plated Pistols


Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP Factory Nickel Plated serial number 358231. Approximately 10 percent of the Colt Vest Pocket .25 pistols were factory nickel plated. This pistol retains most of the original finish and original factory checkered walnut stocks with flush medallions.  This gun is sitting on top of its' original factory box numbered to the gun.

Left side of 1908 Vest Pocket .25 serial number 358231 pictured with original box. White label with black writing denotes nickel finish.

Left side of 1908 Vest Pocket .25 serial number 358231 pictured on top of original box. Box is numbered to the gun.

Rear view of 1908 Vest Pocket .25 serial number 358231.


Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP Serial Number 165082 Factory Master Engraved by William H. Gough Nickel Plated, Mother of Pearl Stocks - The records indicate this pistol was shipped out as a .25/c, 2", in the Green state for engraving, with the final finish to be nickel and Pearl stocks. A factory order number 555 was assigned to this pistol for the work and it was shipped to Murta Appleton & Company in Philadelphia, PA c/o William Gough on May 29, 1917, a shipment of 1 gun.

William Gough's distinctive five pointed star.

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