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These were issued to General Officers until they ran out of them in 1954. One of John M. Browning's most popular designs, a very sweet shooter, flat and mild recoil. Typical horrible sights for a gun from this era.
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1903 Pocket Hammerless is a neat little gun. Totally agree with you about the sights though. I doubt mine ever saw military service, but mfg date is ~1920. Traded a beretta 96 d +100 cash for it.
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I think you got the best of that trade. I've been looking at 1903's made in Sweden with a 5" barrel. Anybody got one and how does it shoot?

I picked up a Spanish made Ruby pistol that served in the French army in WWI. It's a copy of the 1903 minus most of the safety features with 3 more bullets in the magazine. The grip is longer as a result. Not as refined as the the Colt 1903, more like a sawed off 1911.

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Lovely guns. For awhile I carried one just because it was lite and easy to conceal.

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These are wonderful little pocket pistols. My father had one in the top drawer of the office at his gas station for 20+ years. Thankfully he never had to use it. I just wish the .32 acp ammo was cheaper.
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I started working as a police officer in 1973. My first off-duty handgun was a nickel 1903. Wish I could get that one back.

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Deacon would love to see yours but, won't disable the ad blockers, sorry.
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S.B. can't blame you for that!
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Thank you, Deacon it's there in all it's glory, now. One of my grail guns, wish I had one.
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Please delete, double post.
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