One of ten factory cutaway Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP
Pistols - Blued finish with 1914 grips featuring small pony. This gun was
a single gun shipment shipped
on January 24, 1914 to Loan Account, Samuel Stone, Sales Manager, Simmons Hardware
Co., St. Louis, MO Stone later became
vice-president of Colt in 1916 and then president in 1922. Both sides have been cutaway to
expose the internal workings of the pistol. Markings are hard to see
because of white lacquer stick used by previous owner to highlight markings.
Samuel M. Stone - President of Colt's Patent Fire
Arms Manufacturing Company beginning in 1922.
Model M .32 ACP, Type II, factory cutaway to expose barrel locking
grooves - Fitted with an original factory pair of recessed medallion ivory
grips. The dimensions of the barrel locking grooves were changed around this time
period. Note the absence of the "VP" verified proof mark on the upper flat
of the trigger guard.
Early counter giveaway which highlights the solid
breach on the Colt Automatic Pistol.