Colt 1908 Vest Pocket 25ACP SN:204424 MFG:1919 FACTORY ENGRAVEDColt
- Caliber: 25ACP
- Era: Pre-War
- Factory Engraved: Yes
- Finish: Silver
- Serial Number: 204424
- Shipment Type: Commercial
- Year: 1919
This Colt 1908 25ACP Vest Pocket Pistol was shipped to the Murta Appleton and Company on July 2nd, 1919 in a 5 gun shipment.
The remarks state: The notations concerning the finish of subject pistol are confusing as it lists being both silver and in the "Green State". The "green or soft" state would normally indicate shipment without finish for engraving outside the factory. As W.H. Gough was a known engraver for Colts at this time, it would appear that the pistol was sent for engraving although the record does not specifically list this feature.
There is a further notation indicating that the pistol was reshipped to Murta Appleton and Company on July 2, 1919. It would appear that at this time the final finish on the pistol was silver.
Accompanied by this pistol is the original box which is labeled "engraved" as well as "PEARL SILVER".