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Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Ultimate_sig, Jul 2, 2012.
Chrck out this ventage sign i picked up, its in pretty good shape for its age.
Just like Cane...
Cool old sign. Almost as old as Cane.
Ahh....The Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless, nice snag Ultimate!
Thanks Jpyle...........I think?
I think that's one I painted!
The extra safety that works automatically in the grip
I love it!
Whatever happened to those pistols?, ive never seen one up close.
Is that an original sign?
Or is it one of the remakes...I am not sure what company it is but my local pawn shop has a bunch of vintage tin signs that were remade.
Either way it is awesome!
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
They are still out there. They just cost a little more than when they were new.
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)
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!
I will, ima big colt fan. the one they had for that price was in similar shape but had engravings. It was a generals reward for doing something. It was a while ago when i seen it, before i knew too much about guns. But ill keep on the look out for ole signs like this one. Id like to get a few more to hang up in my gun room
I have been a member of this forum for almost a year and find it very informative in an array of subjects.
I just wanted to say I enjoy Canes input most of all.
As do i, pretty sure everyone does
Thank you gentlemen.
Cane keeps making me buy more 1911's gahhhhhhh
Id like to get one more colt add a riwland kit to it, change the msh and change the Rowland comp to a full profile come....noe that would be a bada$$ 1911. It would go from standard 950 fps to 1450 fps
Heres another i love
This is why I was asking if it was original. These are the remakes that they sell at my local pawn shop. Cool find in the original!!