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    My grandfather has a Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless in .380. It was stolen 5-6 years ago, and recently Las Vegas Metro recovered it, sans magazine. Im looking for a replacement magazine. Any help in my search would be appreciated. Any other info you can provide me about this pistol would help too.

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    colt45ws wrote:
    My grandfather has a Colt 1908 Pocket Hammerless in .380. It was stolen 5-6 years ago, and recently Las Vegas Metro recovered it, sans magazine. Im looking for a replacement magazine. Any help in my search would be appreciated. Any other info you can provide me about this pistol would help too.
    I have a Colt 1903, also from my grandfather (basically same pistol, but in .320).

    As for information, try checking out the wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_1908

    I know 1903s and 1908s sell (people looking to collect officer's models, and rare grips, etc) so you might want to try finding an online specialty site that facilitates sales to find a spare mag or two.

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    I have seen them on GunBroker and Auction Arms.

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    http://www.coltautos.com/default.asp

    Here's a pic. of my 1903 .32 auto



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    That'd be an interesting gun to have. Wonder how much one of those would run for these days?

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    Check out the link above my pic. They are rare and hold their value pretty well, I also have found the mags. on e-bay, but I find em hard to bid on there, there's always someone waiting in the wings bumping the bids like KRAZY at the last minute..

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    The .32 colt was a staple of pre-WWII detective genre.
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    The one I've got is one sweet shooting little machine, has never failed to feed, or misfire, I got lucky on this one w/the original factory mag. thats a big + on maintaining the value..

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    Very nice! I love seeing the classics!
    Bob Owens @ Bearing Arms (paraphrased): "These people aren't against violence; they're very much in favor of violence. They're against armed resistance."

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    Thats a good looking Colt, I'm really happy to know that you got your granddads gun back in the home and family where it belongs..

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    Here's therepro magazine for your colt.





    http://www.e-gunparts.com/product.as...=168840&MC=

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    Yep! Thanks, exactly what I was looking for. I ordered two. Will be my christmas present to him.

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    Wow...what's the chances of getting a stolen weapon back after so many years! I go to PA gun shows at the NG Armory on US1 and Southampton Road in NE Philly and the Valley Forge Convention Center, and see mags for the .32acp and .380acp all the time. They are pretty plentiful.

    I myself own a 1908 Colt Hammerless in .380acp that has been dated to 1927. It's still a sweet shooter...and I have carried it on occassion.

    Here's a pic...









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    Nice looking .380 Shooter, Colt that would be an awesome gift for your Granddad!!



    I'm lovin seeing these old Hammerless guns pop up all of a sudden.

    Shooter are you coming across reproduction magazines, or original Colt mags.??

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    I think he will be happy. I told him I had asked about his pistol online and then told him I havent had any luck finding any magazines.
    Thats a nice pistol, Shooter. I wonder what year this one is from?

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    I think he will be happy. I told him I had asked about his pistol online and then told him I havent had any luck finding any magazines.
    Thats a nice pistol, Shooter. I wonder what year this one is from?
    I recall that somewhere on that Colt Autos site Carnivore linked to there is a table of serial numbers to production years.

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    My gun is showing a production date of 1918/1919..

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    Type IV, 1933.

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    Nice looking .380 Shooter, Colt that would be an awesome gift for your Granddad!!



    I'm lovin seeing these old Hammerless guns pop up all of a sudden.

    Shooter are you coming across reproduction magazines, or original Colt mags.??
    I have 4 original Colt mags...two came with the piece, two were bought at PA gun shows. I've never seen / even handled a repo mag...tho you can be sure they exist.

    Have you tried GunParts ( Numrich ) in West Hurley, NY ? I bought parts and mags for other guns thru 'em...

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    226 Williams Lane, W. Hurley, NY 12491
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    Yup, thats where I got the two I have in my hands now. Fast shipping! For sure a reproduction, too clean and new to be anything but.

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    Hmm. I got some .380 and both the new mags can hold 8 rounds. Interesting.

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    As far as Original Mags., their a distinctive bi-colorblue and somewhat case hardened color, on the base it will be stamped

    cal. 32 colt or .380 etc. which ever applies, the repros are all bright blue from the ones I've seen, I've seen the originals go for as high as $230.00 repros. can be bought for $25/$40 depending on who has em, and how bad you want em..

    there called 8shot, 7+1



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    These ones are black and look pretty nice. $33 +s&h

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    Hey Colt45ws, did ya take her to the range yet...?!

    Just remember, she's not a long distance shooter, she's a belly gun...contact distance to 15 yards is what she was made for...

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