COLT .32 ACP Automatic
Heavyweight - Rare Custom with Real Wood Grips
Very nicely detailed, no visible makers name.
Includes: Original box, original instructions, five unused .32ACP Blowback cartridges, 8rd metal magazine.
The Colt .32ACP used by officers in WWII, U.S. Police of the 20's 30's era as a backup weapon. And by gangsters such as Al Capone, John Dillinger and Bonnie to break out Clyde from jail !!
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PFC Caps : €11.00 / £8.50 per box (1x box = 100 PFC primer caps) These are required to make the bang, smoke and eject the cartridges
Spare cartridges: €2.45 / £1.85 each
Spare magazines: €18.95 / £14.95 each
Nylon Black Holster: €23.10 / £15.95
Shoulder Holster: €27.45 / £18.95
Nylon Shoulder holster for variety of guns, Beretta's, 1911's, Mac11, Desert Eagle and more..
Leg Holster: €27.45 / £18.95
U.S. Property storage / carry case: €27.45 / £18.95
Lockable Aluminium Storage / Carry Case: €30.45 / £22.95
The Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless is .32 ACP caliber, self-loading, semi-automatic pistol designed by John Browning and built by Colt Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company of Hartford, Connecticut. The Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless is a variant introduced five years later in .380 ACP caliber. Despite the title 'Hammerless', the Model 1903 does have a hammer. It is covered and hidden from view under the rear of the slide. This allowed the weapon to be carried in and withdrawn from a pocket quickly and smoothly without snagging.
These pistols were popular civilian firearms for much of their life, and also served as United States General Officer pistols from the 1940s until their replacement by the M15 General Officers pistol in the 1970s. The Office of Strategic Services issued the Model 1903 to its officers during World War II.The Shanghai Municipal Police issued the M1908 to its Chinese officers in the 1920s and 1930s and it was a popular back-up/off-duty model with police officers in the United States.
In addition to lawful owners, many gangsters of the pre-World War II era favoured the Model 1903 and Model 1908 because they were relatively small and easily concealed. It is said that Al Capone kept one in his coat pocket and Bonnie Parker used one to break Clyde Barrow out of jail after smuggling it into the jail by taping it to her thigh. Bank robber John Dillinger was carrying this model of pistol when he was shot by FBI agents outside the Biograph theatre on July 22, 1934, and another famous bank robber, Willie Sutton kept one when was captured by police in Brooklyn on February 18, 1952.
This pistol was still actually fired by action of a hammer striking and driving a firing pin into a centre-fire cartridge's primer. The hammer was covered by the rear of the slide. The "hammerless" designation was merely an advertising designation pointing out the pistol's particular suitability for concealed carry. Special features include a serrated slide to prevent slippage during manual cycling of the slide, and two safety mechanisms (a grip safety and a manual safety). The grip safety is a spring loaded piece making up the back strap of the pistol. The grip safety, though not solely restricted to them, was a typical feature of Colt automatic pistols. A magazine safety was added on later models; this feature prevents the pistol from being fired with a round in the chamber and the magazine removed