Some Colt Model Ms (1903 .32 ACP & 1908 .380 ACP
pistols) came in factory presentation cases. These
cases were available with both blue and maroon
linings and were offered by Colt's for a small extra
expense. In 1929, the retail cost of this case was $1.90. The cases along with special finishes and grip
types offered for this model contributed to its success
among firearms available in the retail market.
Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 (Model M) - factory
nickel plated finish with flush medallion checkered walnut
grips in blue lined factory presentation case.
Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP (Model M) - in
a maroon lined factory presentation case. These cases were
an option that was available for both standard and
embellished Model M pistols. The correct mother of pearl
grips on a gun of this vintage (ca. 1921) should have the
flush Colt medallions in each grip. The grips on this gun
appear to be a non-factory aftermarket accessory.
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32
ACP (Model M) Serial Number 504005 - blued finish,
factory medallion mother of pearl grips with "- C.F.R -"
enameled monogram on the right grip. Pistol is accompanied
by a blue lined Colt presentation case.
Shipped August 15, 1930, Charged to
Molding Division Selling Expense, Shipped to B. Conner,
address unavailable, single gun shipment. Colt Factory
Order Number #18693/1
Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP (Model M), factory
engraved with flush medallion ivory grips in a blue
lined factory presentation case.