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Coltautos.com Gun of the Month - December 2016
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP - Factory Inscribed
"U.S. Property", Shipped to Springfield Armory

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 571146 - parkerized finish, checkered walnut stocks, factory roll marked "U.S. PROPERTY" on right side of frame above trigger area and ordnance inspected on left side of frame behind the thumb safety (light stamp). Box, instructions and cleaning rod are aftermarket reproductions added by a previous owner.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 571146 - Close-up of ordnance wheel to the right of the thumb safety.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 571146 - Factory letter indicates this pistol was one of 1,000 shipped January 30, 1945 to the Transportation Officer, Springfield Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts for: Commanding Officer.  It was manufactured on January 27, 1945 and processed on Colt Factory Order Number 4711.  Most letters for these late military 1903 Pocket Hammerless pistols incorrectly indicate the finish as "blue" as in the case of this pistol as the change from blue to parkerized finish occurred at the Colt factory in the 561,000 serial number range.

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 571146 (right side) - parkerized finish, checkered walnut stocks, factory roll marked "U.S. PROPERTY" on right side of frame above trigger area and ordnance inspected on left side of frame behind the thumb safety (light stamp).

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