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    Early Colt Autos Photo Thread

    Please post your early Colt autos .
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    This shabby old Model 1905 .45 was purchased some years ago from a Mexican lady who said her grandfather brought it up out of Mexico with him.




    This Model 1908 was finally retired from occasional "behind the wallet" carry in favor of the ugly Kel Tec P3AT. The Model 1908 is the more aesthetically pleasing pistol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    This shabby old Model 1905 .45 was purchased some years ago from a Mexican lady who said her grandfather brought it up out of Mexico with him.




    This Model 1908 was finally retired from occasional "behind the wallet" carry in favor of the ugly Kel Tec P3AT. The Model 1908 is the more aesthetically pleasing pistol.

    What a nice .45. I faintly remember a thread about a .45 Auto that might be for sale someday but the person wasn't ready to part with it yet. Then at a later date they approached the poster about it and if he was still interested. And it turned out to be a 1905 and not the expected 1911. Something to do with someone working at a bank or something. Is that this one? I've never even seen one of these in person. What a gem.
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    Like NIB 1903, 32 cal


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    Darryl,

    Wow nice! Even has the hang tag.
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    DSCF0589.jpgPDNY-4.jpgPDNY-3.jpgColt Target Barrel.jpg
    Left to Right--Woonsocket PD No-2// PDNY No-213// PDNY No-697// Colt Experimental Target Barrel
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    Hi ei*ht,


    Tell us more please about the one in the lower right?


    .32? .380? Was it a Colt experiment, or, private?
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    I'm told that not much is known about the Colt Hammerless Target type barrels.
    In Brunners book (Book one) on page 21 there is a brief comment that Colt
    at some point experimented with a six inch target barrel.
    There are few known examples some in 32 some in 380.
    Brunner goes on to list the serial numbers of 9 known examples but there may be more.
    I have only seen three. The one I have (32) and two others of collector friends.
    Some of the barrels are marked "Barrel by DU MOND"
    Mine has no marking and matches the slide perfectly.
    It is an extra 4 inches for a total of 7 and 3/4 or so.
    It shoots great. None that I have seen in person or in pictures in Brunners book look the same.
    I suspect they were never mass produced, perhaps only a few made as a test
    but it is not known if all were at the direction of Colt or someone else.
    Never the less it makes for a rare and interesting Colt.
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    Thank you ei8ht..!


    Very likable Pistol...


    I wish COLT would have offered the .32 and the .380 with that option, or in a Long Slide option also attaining a similar Barrel Length.


    I have never seen one myself.
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