colt 1903 32 cal

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by blitzen25cat, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. blitzen25cat

    blitzen25cat New Member

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    I picked this up for $275 and have a few questions. The mag is marked 32 cal colt on the floorplate and has 4 rectangular indents which seems to hold the floorplate in place. What puzzles me is that is not the two tone color and the follower is a bit smaller. The mag is not new as it has the same finish as the pistol which would grade at 75-80%. It feeds and fires excellent and I am amazed how accurate it is at 7 yards. It has excellent grips-hard rubber or bakelite-cant tell. Serial no. is403xxx(1922). I got this apart for a good cleaning and had one hell of a time to re-assemble-needed 3 hands. Is there any tricks for easy assembly. Thanks in advance for any help. best regards
     

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  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Those are very nice little pistols- and at a good price. If you reload, you can do a "gallery" load with one pellet of single ought buckshot. IF yours is a Second Model (no barrel bushing)......

    Trying the remember the re-assembly process- try holding frame in left hand, pointing to right. Barrel, turned so locking grooves are to the side, inserted in slide. Place slide on frame, push back until line/arrow of slide is at edge of frame, grip slide with LEFT thumb, use right hand to rotate barrel, locking slide to frame.

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    blitzen25cat New Member

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    Thanks 3C It realy helps when you follow directions-A friend told me how to fieldstrip this over the phone. It came apart pretty easy but the re-assembly was close to impossible. Your directions make it very easy. Got it down pat now. Thanks again Best regards.:D