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Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP & Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP - Factory Presentation Case

Colt Model M Factory Presentation Cases

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.

Model M Blue Presentation Case

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

 

Factory Engraved Model M .380 in Presentation Case

Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless .380 ACP (Model M), factory engraved with flush medallion ivory grips in a blue lined factory presentation case.

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