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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:27 pm 
I've been promising Matt some photos of this Colt 1908 I found a few years back. It's not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but it's pretty nice nonetheless. The third photo shows the minor pitting on the slide. Not too bad for a handgun that is 76 years old.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:25 pm 
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Very sweet pistola! I don't know why I love the model M so much, but I do. It does indeed look good.
After seeing the pics, I guess I'll need to hunt down some wooden grips for mine. The black ones are a bit ugly.

I'll post some of my 105 year old model M in .32 when she comes home to me. Fresh slide lettering and all. :)


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:56 am 
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The Colt 1908, .380 is one of my favorites. Your's is excellant looking. Congratulations! :D
The only problem with the Colt 1908 is magazines are very expensive, and hard to find. :(

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 7:50 pm 
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Bocephus.....check out Bob's Gun Shop for your needs. He lists the magazines for the model "M" in both .32/.380 for $30 each..he also has the grips in wood or the black plastic for $35. I have dealt with this old gentleman several times in the past and he has always come through for me and was a pleasure to deal with. It sometimes takes him a few days to respond to e-mails, but his phone number is on his website, Best wishes--John

http://www.gun-parts.com/colt/

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:47 pm 
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JR Munsey wrote:
Bocephus.....check out Bob's Gun Shop for your needs. He lists the magazines for the model "M" in both .32/.380 for $30 each..he also has the grips in wood or the black plastic for $35. I have dealt with this old gentleman several times in the past and he has always come through for me and was a pleasure to deal with. It sometimes takes him a few days to respond to e-mails, but his phone number is on his website, Best wishes--John

http://www.gun-parts.com/colt/

I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:39 am 
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I just picked up this early model .380 this weekend. Previously, I didn't even know the .380 model was ever produced with the
barrel bushing. Not nearly as pretty as Mark's, but not too bad for 99 years old.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:44 pm 
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great pistols, thanks for showing them.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 10:49 am 
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That's a sweet little pistol....it looks like the box is in excellent condition also.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:49 am 
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Among the many crimes against humanity that can be laid at the doorstep of Colt, dropping production of these little gats makes the list.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 3:16 pm 
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Patrick Sweeney wrote:
Among the many crimes against humanity that can be laid at the doorstep of Colt, dropping production of these little gats makes the list.



That and the dropping of the Woodsman.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:13 pm 
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This is arguably silly but I got it cheap as you see it.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:26 am 
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Not silly at all.


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Well.... not so silly it couldn't be un-sillied.

Those of you tempted to carry these, and after all, who wouldn't be with that slim profile and mega-dose of..... Coltiness......

Bear in mind that these may not be as safe as more modern designs. Witness the unfortunate incident a few years back when a gunwriter-- one of the ones who was a real gunman who knew his stuff-- was carrying one. It fell on the floor and discharged, killing him. That was a big loss as I really enjoyed his writing.

Handle these with care and don't carry them in any way other than securely holstered.


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Ned Christiansen wrote:
Well.... not so silly it couldn't be un-sillied.

Those of you tempted to carry these, and after all, who wouldn't be with that slim profile and mega-dose of..... Coltiness......

Bear in mind that these may not be as safe as more modern designs. Witness the unfortunate incident a few years back when a gunwriter-- one of the ones who was a real gunman who knew his stuff-- was carrying one. It fell on the floor and discharged, killing him. That was a big loss as I really enjoyed his writing.

Handle these with care and don't carry them in any way other than securely holstered.



Yes..that was a sobering incident..Steve Malloy....

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