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I have a colt that I cannot identify. All markings are seriously worn down accept for a few.

On the right side it says "AUTOMATIC COLT / CALIBER 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS"

One the left I can barely make it out but I think the bottom line starts with "APR 20 1887 SEPT 9 1902" I also see on the left USA. Serial is 19666 and matches the serial on the slide.

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Clint
 

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That is the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammer in Colt .38 ACP "Rimless Smokeless". It was a shortened version of the 1902 Sporting pistol. Yours was probably made in 1907.
 

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1902 Sporting for size comparison

Hello and Welcome to the Forum,
Here's a pic of your pistol's cousin. A 1902 Sporting, also from 1907. A pic for size comparison. It's a very large heavy pistol and considerably longer than your Pocket Model.

 

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Thank you both for the reply. The only part that is not original is a spring in the trigger, or so I was told. Can anyone give me an estimated value of it? It is shootable just not with hot loads.

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If you are good at assembly, go ahead and take it down. Clean and inspect. Mine are all shootable, however I have seen many that I would not shoot. Often I have seen the front barrel not properly engaging the link pin as someone did not reassemble it correctly. As you stated, shoot 38acp not 38 super as both will fit.
 

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Drop the magazine, clear the slide, turn the gun over, drop a plastic pellet down the barrel with it turned over so the pellet won't fall out the open magazine, and fire the gun. If it shoots the pellet out with force UR firing pin is working well. Take care as it will shoot it out fast. Take care of stripping it past field strip as it can be a mother to put back together. U got a serious self defense firearm. Be proud of your ownership. Enjoy !
 

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Sadly not a lot of value left in that one. Not a gun that is in demand in that condition. I would say in the $250/350 range depending on how it checks out.
 

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Almost any 1903 Hammer that's complete, functional & only worn, not pitted nor suffered a bubba attack will bring close to $500. I'd be happy to buy that one for $300 for it's parts.
 

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I'm in need of a parts gun, especially a 1905 45 as I have a stripped frame and complete slide. RHMC24 - Do you know if the hammer, sear, trigger, spring... for the 1902 38 are the same as those for the 1905 45?

Also need a magazine catch, Gun Parts #169410, which probably fits the 1900, 1902 Mil and Sporting and 1903 pocket hammer.

Help!
 

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Mfg'd about 1909. #25176 went to American Trading co. Montevideo. CC & Co about Feb 1909. 4 1/2" barrel. 38acp , not 38 super which is too hot and may damage the pistol. Yours should have rear triangular cut serrations with a low spur hammer. Total made 31,250 from 1903-1927. About 300 in your serial # range were shipped to Hamburg, Germany. Letters are relatively expensive - but who knows what you'll find out?
 

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This is a an almost 3 yr old thread . Please start a fresh thread if more info needed .
 
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