Please post your early Colt autos .
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.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.
It appears to be all one solid barrel that was machined to look the way it does. The Barrel bushing cam is the same as a regularei8ght,
That is very interesting. Never seen one before. Is that heavy looking barrel at the end actually a sleeve around the barrel?
I'd like to see some pics of that gun field stripped.
Hello ei8ht, Could you tell me about the 1903 PDNY No-697. I notice it has timber stocks without medalions or checkering. Are these original to the gun?
Dave,Hello ei8ht, Could you tell me about the 1903 PDNY No-697. I notice it has timber stocks without medalions or checkering. Are these original to the gun?
I also have an old 1903 with professionally made and fitted timber stocks very similar to yours but can't seem to find any info as to whether the factory was supplying these. Mine are numbered to the gun and fill the hand somewhat better as they are wider than the usual ones. Dave.