Colt 1903 .32 & 1908 .380 - Question
Hello Everyone - I am brand new to the site and wanted to open up with a quick story and a question or two...
To start - I have never owned a Colt ... yet ... and I'm relatively new to the "older" guns
I walked into my local gun shop this week and was looking for a Ruger SR1911
Finding out it was going to be a lot harder than just walking in to a random shop to find one
So I browsed around for a while then,
I was astonished to see another customer looking at a Colt 1908 .380 with a leather holster & also a Colt 1903 .32
A weird coincidence, because I was just reading an article about both guns the previous night in the new addition of G&A Handguns
I told him that I stop back next week if I was interested
-So my questions are... What does everyone think about the Colt 1903 & 1908 ?
(The gentleman who wrote the article said they were a couple of his favorite guns he owned)
For someone that wanted to get into the collecting of "older" guns, would either or both of these be a nice starting point for the Colt World?
Finally, if and when I go back, what would be a good offer be on either or both?
The 1908 is in (for me) really nice condition, minimal scratches/ wear maybe a 7 out of 10
The 1903 has a crack on the one grip and a little more wear maybe a 5 out of 10
Budget is 700-1000
Any and all comments are appreciated