Originally Posted by MrWray
Whatever happened to those pistols?, ive never seen one up close.
They're around, just owners don't sell them and the ones that do surface are usually from an estate sale.
They were produced from 1908 to 1945 with ~138,000 made in three types. All were chambered in the .380 ACP (also named the .380 Auto, 9mm Browning, 9mm Corto, 9mm Kurz, 9mm Short, and 9×17mm)
Originally Posted by Ultimate_sig
Its an original, its a little worn but not too bad for being over 100 years old. Ive seen one of those pistols at an old shop run by some grumpy old men, thing was expensive. If i remember correctly it was close to 5k
Ultimate, should you find another sign, keep 'ole canebrake in mind brother.
...grumpy old men
?? Hey, I resemble that statement!
At that price it had to be a Model 1908 "U.S. Property"
or the Model 1908 General Officer's Pistol
. The Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless (MODEL M .380 ACP)
usually max's out at ~$1,700.
^ this pristine Colt Model 1908 "U.S. Property"
sold for $6,500. You can see why!