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Pistol - Colt Model 1908 Pocket, 1916 Object Reg. No: ST 037142

Summary:
Colt automatic pistol, pocket model, .25 cal. Serial number 137997.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, 1916.
Description:
Six shot magazine in butt. barrel 2 in. (51 mm) long. Chequered ebonite grips embossed "Colt" and rampant horse.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr & Mrs R. Ramadge, 1987
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: automatic pistols, pistols american, rifles muskets american
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on slide "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".
Model Name/Number: 1908 Vest Pocket
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1916

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Ryan Johnson Posted on 06 Mar 2010 2:59 PM
what year was the gun made and if i had one what is it worth around
Discovery Centre Posted on 10 Mar 2010 11:36 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Ryan, the particular example in the Museum's collection was made in 1916, although the model takes its name from its 1908 launch date. Unfortunately we can't offer valuations. More info here: http://museumvictoria.com.au/discoverycentre/infosheets/valuations/

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