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    Colt - Calibre .38 Rimless Smokeless

    Have recently come into possession of a .38 caliber colt semi-automatic pistol. Looks like a Model 1902, but the model is not stamped on gun. Attached are photos. Trying to get confirmation as to exact model of this gun.

    In addition, the only ammunition I have found to be available is .38 super or .38 super +P. Is it safe to shoot the higher pressure rounds available today in this gun, or is this gun now a museum piece?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
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    That is a Colt model 1903 Hammer. Shooting 38 super in it will damage it and possible injure you. Gun was designed for lower pressure ammo.

    Here is some more info on it.
    Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP Pistol - Coltautos.com

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    You can find the correct .38 Auto ammunition if you look around. As previously said...do not use .38 Super!
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    Do you reload?
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    Quote Originally Posted by y2kdon View Post
    That is a Colt model 1903 Hammer. Shooting 38 super in it will damage it and possible injure you. Gun was designed for lower pressure ammo.

    Here is some more info on it.
    Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 ACP Pistol - Coltautos.com
    In factory nomenclature, the 1903 Pocket Model .38 Automatic, commonly referred to as the 1903 Pocket Hammer.

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    Not as of now. Considering it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vncribb3 View Post
    Not as of now. Considering it.
    You can tailor ammo to your collectible pieces if you do.
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    Only ever run .38 auto., never super.38 in a pocket hammer. The relative scarcity of 'em is, in part, anyway, attributable to folks using high pressure rounds in 'em. Let's just say, a lot of 'em have been detonated by incorrect ammo.
    It redefines the term 'hand grenade'.

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    Thank you for the information. Now I just have to find the right ammo - or start reloading.


 

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