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  1. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I just picked up a couple of Colt 1908 pistols that were in a collection for a number of years. I don't know much about the collector who passed away, but he had a "healthy" Colt collection. Since these two were together for so many years...I figured I needed to keep them together and purchased...
  2. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I am hoping that someone may be able to provide some info or point me in the right direction to seek further input. I recently bought a Colt Model 1908 “Vest Pocket” .25ACP Pistol. The serial number on is marked as C49. The inside of the slide and the barrel are both stamped “KK”. There is a...
  3. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Very recent to the Colt stable here. Just picked up a 1903 and 1908 in the last couple of months. Fell in love with them after watching Forgotten Weapons on YouTube and seeing Ian's video on the development of the 1911. I had never seen a pocket hammerless before, and I think I actually paused...
  4. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I've always been a sucker for these. It's hard for me to believe that you can purchase a 100 year old solid hunk of JM Browning design goodness for under $500. So I try not to pass when I see one with the hard rubber grips and original magazine.
  5. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hey guys, I am looking to buy an old Colt auto loader. I was wondering if Colt made stainless steel autos back than? I see a lot of nickel and blued but not stainless. If not, does anybody know the earliest and what model Colt started making stainless autos. I love love colt and went to...
  6. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I stumbled upon a 1928 Colt 1908 Vest Pocket .25 ACP today. Honestly, I did not know they ever existed, but noticed it as a mini Model 1908 immediately. Because I'm not familiar with these, I was wondering if the shop's asking price ($500) seems reasonable. I did dry fire it and everything...
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    Just wanted to share my excitement in obtaining my C&R Collectors License from the ATF, and my first purchase with it - a Colt 1908 .25 Hammerless vest pistol...circa 1919... I have always loved these little guns, and being so small, generally inexpensive, and easy to work on - it seemed like a...
  8. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    So after shopping for replacement 1903 stocks and not loving the idea of cnc machined repos I decided to use a little dark teak I had laying around and whipped myself up a homemade pair. They won't pass for factory quality but I like 'em better than what is available and I just couldn't beat the...
  9. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Just picked this up yesterday for 220$ Apparently the previous, previous owner decided to use steel wool to get rid of a mark on the top of the slide so its missing a lot of blueing on top. He also threw in a box of .25acp rounds. Let me know how I did! I am still looking for an original...
  10. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    I have a 1908 Colt Vest .25 acp and i am desperately looking for a part. I need the slide safety in Nickle plated. The s/n for the pistol is 75754, a 1912 series i believe. if anyone know where to locate one of these it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, James
  11. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Can anyone help identify these grips? I came across them and know that they fit the 1903/08, but cannot find any info on them. They appear to be aluminum with the pattern hand engraved on the them.
  12. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    After finally getting my old man to wake the heck up and consider buying a firearm before they try to take them away, We got to talking about his naval service side arm from Vietnam. I can confirm with about 90% certainty that it is a Colt Model 1903/8 in .32 ACP... even has some ammo in it...
  13. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    My Dad has a 1908 with a 53xxx S/N. He has tasked me to find some grips for it. After making my eyes dry from internet searching, I've came here to ask the "professionals" :). Anyone have any ideas where I can go to find some? I've scowered gunbroker and the like, but can't find any grips for...
  14. Colt Semiauto Pistols
    Hi folks, I am a new Colt collector, and I am looking to add to my a hammerless to my modest collection. My primary interest are 20th century Colt revolvers and autos. I am right outside Hartford and really enjoy the historical connection to the region and the impact that the industry...
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