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Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless 32ACP SN:831291 CIA

  • Caliber: 32ACP
  • Era: Pre-War
  • Finish: Fine Brushed Blue
  • Shipment Type: Military
  • Year: Unknown

This Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless isassociated with theCIA.  The non-standard serial numberprovided deniability to the U.S. Government.  Examples of these pistols havehad theiroriginal serial numbers,ordnance acceptanceand U.S. PROPERTYmarkings removed.  A new serial number was applied with a different stamp. 

It is believed that these unmarked and renumbered guns were placed in secret weapons caches in countries towhich the U.S. was losing access.  Several examples have been discovered.  The 800,000 serial number ranges weresupposedly cached in European countries and that those in the 900,000 range werecached in South American countries.

This is a type V pocket hammerless pistol and that would translate to 1944 or sometime later.

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