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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - January 2020
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP Pistol Serial Number 174813
with matching Factory Tin Shipping Box

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 - This pistol was produced during the period of the 1915 Belgian Contract for the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP pistols.  These maroon tin boxes were designed by Colt for shipment of the Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP pistols to Belgium.  When the contract was prematurely canceled, Colt continued to use the remaining tin boxes for both domestic and international shipments.  This pistol, was shipped to Sears, Roebuck & Co, Chicago, Illinois on May 1, 1915 in a shipment of 25 pistols.  The factory letter notes that this pistol was shipped with a tin box. While in extremely poor condition, this Colt is fitted with the original set of small pony hard rubber stocks.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 - original two piece maroon factory tin shipping box numbered to the pistol.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 - pictured on top of the bottom of the tin shipping box.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP Tin Shipping Box numbered to the pistol (serial number 174813) - label on the bottom of the box is also marked with a date stamp of "September 7, 1915".

 

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 - right side

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