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I figured if anyone had the straight skinny, it'd be you.
The whole idea of a pocket pistol as a target gun intrigues me
Colt M1903 422707 Du Mond Special Target Pistol 1922 with 6 inch Barrel



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Now that is an interesting contraption. The idea of a Vest Pocket Target seems a stretch, especially considering the lack of sights. The British proof marks and the odd muzzle make wonder if it was not some sort of attempt at a "cow killer"? Do you have any information of who made that and why? What a puzzlement!
 

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In some European countries back in the day
a 7 inch barrel was required for CCW.
This Model N is from 1924.
It is a oddity for sure.
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are you happy to see me or is that a hammerless in your pocket????
 

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ei8ht can't show off all the time!
Yes! Sometimes do just that!!!
Colt M1908 380 4560 Chicopee, MA. Police No-7 1909

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One of a couple 1903’s Ive collected. This one came into my shop with a FAR over cut rear and a relatively poor, old re-blue so I thought what better pistol to rebuild into an occasional carry gun? This is as of today But once I figure out what finish I want, I’ll get her a little closer to carry ready, Hopefully for her 100th birthday In ‘22.

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Several months ago I shared a link to an auction of Al Capone’s personal effects including his Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless.


it was estimated to sell for $30-60k but hammered sold for $242,000!
 

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I can’t imagine any other Model M selling for anywhere close to that. I’ve seen John Dillinger’s Model 1903 in a museum but nobody has the name recognition of Capone today.

His engraved 1911 sold for over $1 million!

 

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I thought what better pistol to rebuild into an occasional carry gun? .
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