Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Colt 1903/1908

You have probably seen this gun in many early 20th century films.

I have long thought this a beautiful piece of design work.  Colt has recently resurrected it.  I can't really justify spending more than $1000 for a gun that fires .32 ACP. and is a bit big compared to more modern pocket pistols, but it is a marvelous piece of industrial art.

There are non-firing replicas of many service pistols, like the M1911 and Browning Hi-Power.  The mechanical parts operate; the slide retracts.  I suspect they strip much like the real thing. Does anyone make such a replica of the 1903 or 1908 (the .380ACP version)?

2 comments:

Will said...

Bear in mind that those models are NOT drop proof. People have died due to dropping the original guns.

Last one was someone in the gun industry (trainer?), a few years ago, that didn't use a holster. It dropped from his waistband/pocket(?) when he stopped in his garage to tie his shoe. Femoral artery was hit.

Clayton Cramer said...

Not surprised. I wouldn't buy one to carry; hence my desire for a non-firing cheap replica.