So let me get this right-these bozos have taken "38"(probably more for parts!) 1903 Colt autos OFF the collector/shooter market and embellished them with gold/jewels.
While NO one will PROBABLY ever fire one,I hope there is the little caveat about NOT using the much more available .38 Super!!
When I had a few early Colt Autos,before I decided just to concentrate on wheelguns(being a shooter/reloader- a helluva lot less frustrating!!),I had the military model of this gun,a shooter,reblued over s few pits. Lucky 20 years ago,that the "regular" .38 Automatic was still made,as I wanted to try it out befroe reloading for it. This big old gun was a shooting machine!! Felt "awkward",but the results on paper,even in rapid fire weren't. Put a few mild,factory level,reloads through it,and it fed flawlessly,even with RN lead!
I believe that if Sadam Insain were still in power he might've purchased at least a couple. This is of course just judging by the various pictures of Iraqi capture weapons that I've seen on the internet.