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    Colt 1903 .32ACP Pocket

    Just found my grandfathers old Colt. I never thought anything of it until I started getting into guns myself.

    Serial #'s say it's a 1937, and it's the factory Nickel with Pearl handles. The gun is in 98-100% shape.

    Any information on the true value of this gun? I know I have seen lesser shape models go for the $1000+ range. I really want to shoot the gun, but dont want to decrease the value....

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    it is worth a lot of money

    DO NOT SHOOT IT
    DO NOT SELL IT
    TAKE A SILICONE CLOTH AND RUB IT DOWN AND PUT IT AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    gotta pic? I want to droool

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    I've got one as well. Unfortunately, the left grip panel is pretty well worn and the finish is probably about 40-50%. It also has a bulged barrel. A lady that used to work for me gave it to me for free. I've been keeping an eye out for a new barrel, but I doubt I'll ever find one.

    I'll post a few pics of mine tonight.

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    This thread is COMPLETELY useless without pictures!!

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    I'd *never* sell this thing, but it is fun to find out the details of the gun.



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    George Patton said that only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would own a pearl-handled pistol. He's right -- you should send them to me and I will dispose of them properly, OK?

    (Nice pistol. The holster's pretty, too.)

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    I'm coming over tomorrow and stealing it. I will replace it with a replica from Dollar General. Next you'll have to look up that derringer...

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    The one I have is actually a .380 and is not in as good of shape as yours...







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    I'd take it out on Grandpa's birthday and shoot it a little. Keep it out of that holster, though.
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    Great looking pistol. Do you know anything about its history, why your Grandfather bought it ect .. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    I'd take it out on Grandpa's birthday and shoot it a little.
    I think that would be a great way to honor its history.

    Keep it out of that holster, though.
    I'd say that's some great advice.

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    I had the gun appraised today at the local gun shop just for ish and giggles and to find a little history on the gun.

    It was not a US Issued gun, and the gun shop owner seems to think it's more of a 1940-1944 instead of a 1937 (like i've found on the net). Said that it's worth somewhere around $600. It really does not matter what it's worth, i'll never sell it.

    I think i'll shoot in on g-pas birthday like yall said. That is a clever idea....

    Friggin .32 acp ammo is apparently expensive tho b/c it was $24.99 for 10 today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon1 View Post

    Friggin .32 acp ammo is apparently expensive tho b/c it was $24.99 for 10 today.
    That's because you went to Davi's. You can find it online for about $15 for a 50rd box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon1 View Post
    I had the gun appraised today at the local gun shop just for ish and giggles and to find a little history on the gun.
    It was not a US Issued gun, and the gun shop owner seems to think it's more of a 1940-1944 instead of a 1937 (like i've found on the net). Said that it's worth somewhere around $600. It really does not matter what it's worth, i'll never sell it...
    The gunshop owner may have been "lowballing" you, because if he were to buy it from you, he would have to make a profit when he finally sold it.
    If he quoted $600.00, it's possible that its retail value is about $1,000.00.
    It seems (from the photo) to be in too good a condition to be worth only $600.00, especially since it comes with its history.

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    Yeah thats what I was thinking. If I *were* to sell it, i'd start out at $1200.

    I'll never sell this baby tho.....

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    Never say never Brandon, don't forget our street-side scenario..

    Not to mention you did go to Davi's , I don't see them paying more than %40 the value of something anyway. I don't care if it was Jesus' piece, they would crap talk it, then buy it for $43.56 and a half dead goat, then sell it for more than OPEC's worth.

    We just need to write the info down and check out the stuff at a library or bookstore or maybe someone on here can appraise it.

    Looking forward to Friday btw

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    Well Brandon, Daniel (DLPZ87) and I set up a few targets and shot the Colt over the weekend.

    I was really surprised at how accurate it is given it's somewhat small size. It felt great in the hand too. Very comfortable.

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    Yea, it was a smooth shooting little bastard. Easily made a 4 inch group at about 10 yards. NO effort required beyond front sigh alignment.

    I only wish it wasn't so pretty, so we could shoot it more...

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    Here is my 1903 Manufactured 1945 or so.... One of my Favorite guns in my collection.

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    Sorry about the picture quality, I had to edit it because it was to dark... Now it is too big!

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