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    I shot one magazine at 7yds and it hit center of combat target. More snappy than 1935 Beretta 7.65mm. But thinner. I like it. Even have the blue box. It has a slight box rash on high end of slide corner. Box's are bad for storage. But not bad for 91 years old and hand me down family auto. In pouch storage now . At least it was oiled now and then with Balistol. That's what grandpa and dad used on everything even fly rods and leather. It has the magazine safety. Two tone Magazine.
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    They did not carry it and I will not to. They always told of the wardens wife at Mansfield prison Ohio getting killed. In the 1930's when she was cleaning in the closet and the her husband's the wardens Colt 1903 fell and fired hitting her in the chest and killing her. There not drop safe. The firing pin does not have a block and when dropped it hits the primer enough to fire it.
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    That's a beauty. Premium for the 380 with a box and family history, too.
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    Fowler M1908 93787 1926


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    Early Model M pistols did not have an inertia firing pin and would easily fire if dropped with a round in the chamber. Later pistols incorporated an inertia-type firing pin similar to the 1911, but I don't know when the change occurred. In any event, while they are beautifully-made pistols and were great carry options in their day, there are so many better choices among modern firearms that I don't see why it would be practical to risk carrying a Model M anymore. In more recent years SWAT magazine editor Steve Malloy accidentally shot himself to death with a dropped Model M as well.
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    That's good info to know! I did not realize that- CF-- the place to learn about Colts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsk View Post
    Early Model M pistols did not have an inertia firing pin and would easily fire if dropped with a round in the chamber. Later pistols incorporated an inertia-type firing pin similar to the 1911, but I don't know when the change occurred. In any event, while they are beautifully-made pistols and were great carry options in their day, there are so many better choices among modern firearms that I don't see why it would be practical to risk carrying a Model M anymore. In more recent years SWAT magazine editor Steve Malloy accidentally shot himself to death with a dropped Model M as well.
    The change was made to an inertial firing pin in 1922, 9/8/22 according to Brunner, c. 1903 M sn 422000 and c. 1908 M sn 66000.
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    Good looking Model M, thanks for showing!
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    Love what you do to these pictures

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    Fowler M1908 93787 1926


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