.380 Barrel Bushing Hammerless Type II #2131 - check out this magazine
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    .380 Barrel Bushing Hammerless Type II #2131 - check out this magazine

    Not much of the original high polish finish (if any) left on this pistol, and the right grip has a crack, but the lettering and pony are still strong and the gun appears to function just fine. It looks better in the hand than in these pictures. The only fire blue left on it that I can find is the end of the grip screw.

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    The magazine is very interesting, being the original round top, pinned full blue Type I (traces of high polish finish left on the bottom), but someone has stamped a tiny ".380" on it. Has anyone ever seen this before?

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    If anyone here has seen a magazine like that...it's my buddy ei8ht !!

    And...even in the "white"...she's a beauty spacecoast1 !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spacecoast1 View Post
    The magazine is very interesting, being the original round top, pinned full blue Type I (traces of high polish finish left on the bottom), but someone has stamped a tiny ".380" on it. Has anyone ever seen this before?

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    Yes. This is a factory variation occurring between unmarked and “CALIBRE .380” that Is not included in either Brunner edition.

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    Yes. This is a factory variation occurring between unmarked and “CALIBRE .380” that Is not included in either Brunner edition.

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    Wow, thanks Sam! If Brunner doesn't document this, who does? Is it somewhere on your site? These must be uncommon to say the least!
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    The .380 on the bottom of the magazine appears hand stamped with individual dies. Is this correct for the variation mentioned?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyP View Post
    The .380 on the bottom of the magazine appears hand stamped with individual dies. Is this correct for the variation mentioned?


    Yes. Here's the mag from 1523:

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    Here's the mag from 2193:

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    I've seen four or five others so marked.

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    This is really interesting Sam, is it your belief that most/all pistols in the 1500-2200 serial range were supplied with this transitional magazine? Or have you seen others in the range with the Type I and Type II mags from your page? I realize it's probably hard to make any definite conclusions when it came to Colt's use of various components since they wasted so little.

    #1523 and #2193 are new pistols for the list. Are there any more you would care to share?
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    This thread never fails to come up with some astonishing bleep.
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