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I‘ve been searching for an 1903 Pocket Hammerless 32 ACP for a number of years in my mid-Michigan area. I’ve also kept an eye on the online sources (Guns International, Gunbroker, Cabelas) with limited success. Usually the pistol was in the right condItion but outside my spending limit or within my limit but in a worse condition than my OCD could tolerate.

Cabelas was usually the most frustrating. Pistols across various stores in similar condition could differ in price by 30-40% (Cabelas, under the right conditions, can be a better deal then GB or GI since there is no CC, shipping or FFL fees). However, last week was a score! There was a pistol at an ok price but the two pictures provided were questionable. I took a shot after talking with the store and the pistol arrived this week. I’m quite pleased that I was able to make the right decision given the pictures provided. It’s a 1910 issue with the correct magazine and nice fire-blue. It certainly has character marks but, hey, I’m less than half its age and I have far more marks! Interestingly, the “H” in Hartford is clearly “double struck”. I don’t own any Colts with that imperfection so a “bonus”. I can’t wait to take it to the range…. Here’s some pics, disregard the residual oil spots.
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Air gun Trigger Gun barrel Gun accessory Everyday carry
 

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Nice ones like that thing are becoming fewer and fewer. People like to hang on to 'em and keep 'em out of circulation. There are only so many and there won't be any more original ones. Most of the affordable survivors have been around, and had the kind of life you'd expect, and it shows. That ain't a bad thing, but........
.......It is always a pleasure to get your hooks onto a sweet old pistol like that. It sorta bridges the gap between a fine , well preserved gun and one that you can take out and blast away with if you are in the mood.
Nice pistol, and a type II to boot.
 

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Well done! Maybe Mel Tillis did the roll mark?
 
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