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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - January 2021
Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Hammerless .25 ACP
Color Case Hardened Slide and Frame

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP serial number 300387 - Colt historical records indicate that just one 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP was manufactured at the factory with a color case hardened finish. The original, serial number 273157 was a blue finish gun that was color case hardened at Colt's and made from condemned parts, presumably as a sample to test the finish.

While the example pictured here is not that gun, someone went to much trouble to create a fully color case hardened Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 and it's what I suspect the original looked like when it was manufactured. The stocks complement the finish and are aftermarket made of stag. The pistol sits on a brown Audley Safety Holster and is pictured with a factory Colt presentation case and a period box of Remington ammunition.

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP serial number 300387 - Pictured in a factory Colt blue lined presentation case with accessories.

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP serial number 300387 - right side.

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP serial number 300387 - Pictured with an Audley Safety Holster, closed factory Colt presentation case and period box of Remington ammunition.

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP serial number 300387 - Showing case colored grip safety with rear vide of slide and frame.

Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP serial number 300387 - trigger guard showing color case hardening.

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