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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP & Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Photos & Information

COMMERCIAL SHIPMENTS & RELATED ITEMS

General Characteristics General Specifications & early Colt Model M advertisement.
Advertising brochures Three period countertop giveaway brochures for the Model M.
American Airways Example Model M .380 with AA marked holster.
Barrel Bushing .380s Consecutive serial number barrel bushing .380s
Belt Clip Factory Belt Clip (Belt Hook)
Boxes Type I & Type II Factory Boxes
Cutaway Two factory cutaway Colt 1903 .32 ACP pistols.
Special Finishes  
Factory nickel plated Colt 1908 .380 ACP pistol with factory ivory grips.
Factory engraved and silver plated Colt 1908 .380 ACP with mother-of-pearl grips.
Factory gold plated Colt 1903 .32 ACP with mother-of-pearl grips and factory engraved and gold plated Colt 1903 .32 ACP with mother-of-pearl grips.
Factory Engraving Four factory engraved Colt 1908 .380 ACP and eight factory engraved Colt 1903 .32 ACP pistols.
Gold Inlaid Factory gold inlaid Model M .32 and two .380s
Grip Types - Deluxe Factory deluxe grip types: deluxe monogrammed mother of pearl, hand checkered walnut and recessed medallion ivory.
Grip Types - Standard Hard Rubber & Checkered Walnut Standard Grip Types
Holsters Four period holsters for the Model M.
Inscriptions Four factory inscribed .32s
Lanyard Loop Model M .380 with original Factory Lanyard Loop.
Magazines Magazine variations.
Pre/Post-War Variations Two unusual Model M .32 examples.
Presentation Cases Deluxe blue lined factory presentation case for the Model M
Purse Holsters Period coin purse holster for the Model M
Shoulder Holsters Two shoulder holsters for Model M pistols
Standard Commercial Variations Types I, II, III, IV, V
Model M .32 Type I variations. (detailed photos)
Model M .32 Type II variation. (detailed photos)
Model M .32 Type III variation. (detailed photos)
Model M .380 Type IV variation. (detailed  photos)
Model M .380 & .32 Type V variation. (detailed  photos)
Tin Shipping Box Two Model M .32 Tin Shipping Boxes
Unfinished Frames and Slide Two Frames and one Slide in various milled states
United Air Lines Marked Variation Model M .380 marked "Property of United Air Lines" with holster.
Unusual Serial Numbers Model M .380 serial number 1 and Model M .32 serial number 6

FOREIGN MILITARY CONTRACTS, POLICE ORDERS & SHIPMENTS

Belgian Contract (WWI) Belgian Contract Model M .32, original tin shipping box and a Belgian contract example with FN 1922 holster.
B.M.C.P. Three British Maritime Customs Police marked .380 pistols (second & third shipments)
British Broad Arrow Proofed Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 blued, with Broad Arrow marks and British holster.
British Lend-Lease Early blued and Late parkerized Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 U.S. Property marked pistols shipped to England for use in WWII.
British Proofed British Proof Marked Examples - Model M Type I .32, Type II .32, Type III .32, Type III .380, Type IV .380 and Type V .32 British Lend Lease Shipment
Concession Francaise Changhai Model M .380 with factory roll mark from cancelled Concession Francaise Changhai contract.
Cuba Shipment Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP shipped to Havana, Cuba.
Dutch Contract Two Model M .32 Dutch Contract pistols, one painted black with original holster, one blue in original box with holster and documentation.
Foreign Military Presentation from U.S. Military Indonesian Military Presentation Presented by Gen. William C. Westmoreland to General Umar Wirahadikusumah, Chief of Staff, Army of the Republic of Indonesia (1971)

Royal Netherlands Military Presentation by General William C. Westmoreland to Lt. Gen Willem Van Rijn, Chief of the General Staff and Commander-in-Chief, Royal Netherlands Army (1971)

Japanese Shipment Model M .32 with original Japanese holster.
OSS Provenance Four Model M .32s shipped to the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during WWII
OSS / CIA Provenance Two Model M .32s in the 966,000 serial number range with OSS / CIA Provenance
Philippine Islands Shipment Model M .380 inscribed LT F.J. ALFAREZ with period flap holster and Model M .380 factory engraved.
Shanghai Municipal Police First Contract Shipment
Shanghai Municipal Police Fourth Contract Shipment (Shanghai Water Works)
Shanghai Municipal Police Thirteenth Contract Shipment
Shanghai Municipal Police Twenty-first Shipment
Western Australia Police Contract Model M .380 W.A.P. marked contract variation.

U.S. MILITARY & AGENCY ISSUED VARIATIONS

OFFICIAL SYMBOL - Brigadier General Edward F. Logan, assistant Division Commander of the 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division, receives his "Official Leather" belt and holster with pistol that designates him as a federally recognized "General of the Line".  Making the presentation is Major General Richard J. Quigley, Commanding General of the 26th (Yankee) Infantry Division. (12 October 1966)
 

U.S. General Officer Pistols Rigs Model 1903 .32 and 1908 .380 (Model M) with original General officer belt, buckle and holster. Detailed photos of gold belt buckles.
U.S. Army Contract 1908 Colt Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP Pistols Four Model M .380 pistols (two issued to U.S. General Officers.)
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Gen. Samuel E. Anderson with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Garland C. Black with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Major Gen. Albert Eger Brown with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Major Gen. James Lawton Collins with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Lt. Gen. Marshal S. Carter with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Dabney O. Elliott with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Robert S. Israel, Jr. with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Maj. Gen. Alfred H. Johnson with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Hamilton E. Maguire with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 factory engraved and gold inlaid sidearm of Gen. George C. Marshall.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Lt. Gen. Frank W. Milburn with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Maj. Gen. Wallace C. Philoon with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Norman F. Ramsey with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Karl Henry Schwarck, German Translator, U.S. Army
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Lotha A. Smith with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brigadier General Ralph A. Snavely, USAF
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Joseph Burton Sweet with military history.
The issued Colt 1908 .380 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Frank Lawrence Whittaker with military history.
U.S. Army Contract Pistols .32 ACP Four blued and two parkerized Colt 1903 (Model M) .32 ACP pistols. (two issued to OSS, two issued to G-2/MIS)
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Lieutenant General Donald V. Bennett with accessories and military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Colonel Ivan Lawrence Brenneman with military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of General Ferdinand J. Chesarek with military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General William S. Coleman with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Charles M. Duke with military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Colonel Carl Rueben Dutton with military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Edgar C. Erickson with military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Brigadier General Lester W. Grawunder with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Brigadier General Kermit Hansen with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of General Ben Harrell with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Oliver Clark Harvey with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Mervyn Mackay Magee with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Brig. Gen. Harold C. Maison; reissued to Brig. Gen. Marshall B. Garth
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of General George Robinson Mather with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Ronald D. McDonald with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Lloyd Roosevelt Moses with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Brigadier General Irving Rock Obenchain with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Brigadier General Robert E. Peters with military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of General Jacob E. Smart with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major General Herbert George Sparrow with extensive military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Major  General Ben F. Taylor with accessories and military history.
The issued Colt 1903 .32 caliber sidearm of Col. Howard A. Van Auken, USA.
U.S. Navy Contract Pistols One Colt 1903 (Model M) .32 and two Colt 1908 .380 Model M .380 pistols (early and late Navy variations).

POLICE DEPARTMENT MARKED VARIATIONS

Model Ms .32 and .380 with factory roll markings and factory engraved inscriptions of various Police Departments
Binghamton, New York Police Department
Chicopee, Massachusetts Police Department
Detroit, Michigan Police Department
Gloversville, New York Police Department
Lorain, Ohio Police Department
New York City Police Department
Medford, Massachusetts Police Department
Metropolitan Parks Commission (Boston PD)
Northampton, Massachusetts Police Department
New Britain Connecticut Police Department
Washington State
Woonsocket, Rhode Island Police Department

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