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Pistol - Colt Automatic Model 1908, 1920 Object Reg. No: ST 032751

Summary:
Colt Automatic pistol, Model 1908, .25 calibre, six shot magazine housed in butt. Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial no. 253955,
Description:
Black ebonite grips stamped "Colt", left hand grip has corner missing.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 114 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: pistols american, pistols automatic, serial 205023, 210312, -1
Themes this item is part of: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Slide stamped "Colt's Pt. F. A. Mfg. Co. Hartford, CT. U. S. A. Pat'd Aug. 25 1896, Apr. 20 1897, Dec. 22 1903, Jan. 25, 1910. Colt Automatic Calibre 25 C. O. W.3"
Model Name/Number: 1908 Vest Pocket
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1920

Comments

chris leppi Posted on 15 Feb 2010 3:17 AM
Looking at a .25 cal auto pistol that has the date stamp of 1916 & Victoria. It also has "Hope" stamped on the barrel. The gun does not have the origal ebony grips. 1st question ; was this made by colt ? (it looks identical to the picture) 2nd question; can I find and purchase replacement original or replica grips?
Discovery Centre Posted on 17 Feb 2010 10:52 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Chris, thank you for your enquiry. We have contacted one of the History and Technology curators and she has suggested that perhaps the engraving was put on after the manufacture. You may wish to consider contacting the Australian Arms Auctions regarding new grips. There details can be found at the following website: http://www.australianarmsauctions.com/
Ryan Carter Posted on 17 Mar 2012 2:27 PM
Hi Chris

re the Hope and Victoria stamp - sounds like the Astra .25 cal made by Esperanza y Unceta in Spain.

Hope this helps.

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