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kmfl98
October 09, 2015, 10:54
I'm not real familiar with 1911's or colts in general. I ran across what I think is a 1916 colt. It doesn't appear to be complete. I'll post pics as I get them from the seller. This is all I have as of now. Any help on value would be appreciated.

http://postimg.org/image/k7od8f71v/

I know you might not be able to help much from this first pic, but i've requested more.

tdb59
October 09, 2015, 11:03
Appears to be a 1903 Pocket .32ACP





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kmfl98
October 09, 2015, 11:09
Ahh, I knew it looked weird. I guess I was hoping it was missing the hammer, rear safety, etc. After searching images of 1903, that appears to be exactly what it is. Thanks for the help!

denny
October 25, 2015, 01:23
You have an incredible little carry gun.
The 32 auto is underrated too.
Colt is suppose to be reintroducing it this year. ( I Can hardly wait.)
Denny

DJ
October 25, 2015, 12:47
Colt is suppose to be reintroducing it this year. ( I Can hardly wait.)
Denny

Man, I hope they do. If they do and the price is reasonable, I'm gonna have one.

Bawana jim
October 25, 2015, 14:52
How much?

DJ
October 25, 2015, 15:44
How much?

From what I can find, it's going to be a limited run of 2500 guns, with a price tag of around $1300.
Of the 2500, 500 are going to be set aside and marked as "General Officer's" models. Ike, Patton and Bradley and other Generals were issued these guns.

Gazz
October 26, 2015, 06:36
I believe they are shipping the remakes of the 1903 pocket hammerless and as stated, the price is around $1300. The finish is parkerized and the pistols are not made by Colt but, by another firm who's name escapes me now. Parts are available from the actual maker and will fit the original models.

DJ
October 26, 2015, 15:35
I believe they are shipping the remakes of the 1903 pocket hammerless and as stated, the price is around $1300. The finish is parkerized and the pistols are not made by Colt but, by another firm who's name escapes me now. Parts are available from the actual maker and will fit the original models.

The fact that they are not built by Colt is disappointing.
But I guess with a run of only 2500 guns, it won't pay Colt to tool up to make them.
But damn, why stop at only 2500 guns?
No bloody wonder Colt is in bankruptcy.

MilsurpMonkey
November 03, 2015, 15:37
Love the 1903, and 1908 colts. Carried a 1903 for a while with the buffalo bore wadcutters. Even took a few rabbits with it on our old property.

Canuckienns
November 03, 2015, 23:19
I had a 1903 cutaway. It had a single digit serial number. 98% condition. I got a factory letter that stated its origins and that it was one of ten. They were quite often displayed on show boards or for salesman's displays. I was well paid, but I wish I had it now.

Gazz
November 04, 2015, 08:03
More on the Colt 1903 remakes;

http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-semiauto-pistols/104382-colt-m1903-made-us-armament-corp-condensed-readers-digest-version.html