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    Recoil rod on 1908

    I just bought a 1908, nickle, 1937. The guide rod is different then on my 1903 32 acp. The 1903 is flat ended, the 1908 has a a little rod sticking out, hard ttying to explain this, I have other semi autos and all are flat, i will try and post pics if no experts can figure out my garble.
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    I suspect yore describing the plunger on the rod that’s used to operate the magazine safety disconnector.


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    After 1926 model Ms were equipped with a magazine safety feature, called a Tansley device.
    It is operated by a short stub on the rear of the recoil spring guide rod. The fire control mechanism is disabled when the magazine is removed from the pistol. Likewise, a pre-1926 recoil spring guide rod will not run a Tansley equipped pistol.
    Take a look at your pistol and see how it works. Brunner, p.22, fig. 25 is a cutaway print of it where you can see it in place.
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    Wow, Thanks all, that's exactly what it is. I have been reading up on the 1903s, and yes will not fire without mag. So Brunners book is recommended? I wanted a 380 for ease and cost of ammo, plus I reload, but the 32 is a sweet shooter. I'll check out the possibility of reloading the 32.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyhof View Post
    ........ I'll check out the possibility of reloading the 32.
    By all means, do. I have been loading for years but only recently started reloading the .32 ACP. The small components make it a bit tedious but I still do 300 an hour on a Dillon 550. Dillon .32 S&W dies work but require a substitute seating die. Enjoy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyhof View Post
    snip/ So Brunners book is recommended? I wanted a 380 for ease and cost of ammo, plus I reload, but the 32 is a sweet shooter. I'll check out the possibility of reloading the 32.
    Indeed. Brunner's has a ton of information. You might also check out Sam Lisker's website, coltautos.com. It is and excellent source for many other Colts, not just autos. His descriptions and images are very useful when dealing with any kind of Colt. The section on Pocket Hammerless is chock full of information.
    Brunner is in the 2nd or revised edition, ans is scarce as hen's teeth, and pricey.
    Ei8ht has one in the throne room and one somewhere near his pile. He may even have 'em stashed in other strategic locations.
    For the seriously affected collector of model Ms, it is essential.
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    I think Oberon and ei8ht have photographic memories, I think they have memorized every page of Brunner's book. Listen to what they say .
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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Brunner is in the 2nd or revised edition, ans is scarce as hen's teeth, and pricey.
    Ei8ht has one in the throne room and one somewhere near his pile.
    He may even have 'em stashed in other strategic locations.
    For the seriously affected collector of model Ms, it is essential.
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    I think Oberon and ei8ht have photographic memories,
    I think they have memorized every page of Brunner's book. .

    I have a Brunners book in the car too!

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    Get the book,
    Read the Book,
    Bring Money!
    Street price is somewhere around $300!..

    check out Sam Lisker's website, coltautos.com.

    or you can try eBay. (Yikes)
    Not mine nor do I know the seller.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Colt-Pocket-Hammerless-Automatic-Pistols-II-LEATHER-Leather-Bound-2009/264253361737?hash=item3d86ba4e49:g:YwMAAOSwWKtUvD8 u



















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    Yikes, that's a lot of green for the book. i'll keep an eye out for one at a thrift store. Have been reading Sam Liskers colt site quite a bit, need to sell off some other guns to get more 1903/8s, just something about them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyhof View Post
    Yikes, that's a lot of green for the book. i'll keep an eye out for one at a thrift store. Have been reading Sam Liskers colt site quite a bit, need to sell off some other guns to get more 1903/8s, just something about them.
    Post some more around here and do as much research as you can.
    When you gain WTS/WTB posting privileges, you can post what you are looking for.
    It is a cinch that there are lots of model Ms floating around, and there are guys who will deal.
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