January 2020 - Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP, with Factory Tin Shipping Box​

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 – This pistol was produced during the period of the 1915 Belgian Contract for the 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP pistols.  These maroon tin boxes were designed by Colt for shipment of the Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP pistols to Belgium.  When the contract was prematurely canceled, Colt continued to use the remaining tin boxes for both domestic and international shipments.  This pistol, while in extremely poor condition, is fitted with the original set of small pony hard rubber stocks.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 – original two piece maroon factory tin shipping box numbered to the pistol.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 – pictured on top of the bottom of the tin shipping box.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP Tin Shipping Box numbered to the pistol (serial number 174813) – label on the bottom of the box is also marked with a date stamp of “September 7, 1915”.

Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless .32 ACP serial number 174813 – right side