Just inherited Remington .380 pistol and Colt .32 pistol.....Info Please

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by AdkFlight, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. AdkFlight

    AdkFlight New Member

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    I just inherited an old Remington .380 pistol, serial number 44XXX and a Colt .32 pistol, serial number 360XXX.

    I've attached photos.

    Any info would be greatly appreciated!!



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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Welcome to the forum! Would you mind stopping by the "Introductions" area?

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  3. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    The colt looks like a 1903. Nice pistol.
     
  4. AdkFlight

    AdkFlight New Member

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    Thanks!
    My grandfather came to the U.S. from Scotland and settled in Utica NY. He worked as a driver for a company president and carried these pistols when driving his boss between Utica and New York City.

    I've got one of his NY state pistol permits from the 1930's. Too bad it's so tough to get a CCW permit in NY now!
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Those Remington model 51's are great guns. Everyone of the ones I have shot worked perfect. A very sleek design.
     
  6. Nice pistols of the era

    The Colt in .32 ACP is a Model 1903 Pocket Pistol. In 1908, Colt made the same pistol in .380 ACP and called it the 1908 Pocket Pistol. (Why change a winning formula?)

    The Remington is a Model 51. It was also made in .32 ACP, but not so many.

    Both pistols are excellent designs and were machined from bar stock by hand. They are not considered 'powerful' cartridges these days, but unless badly fouled or internally broken, they are very functional and reliable pistols. Your Scots Grandfather had good taste.

    That Colt has been handled and carried a bit; it looks like most of the blue is worn off. Pity, but it gives it a personal feel.
     
  7. AdkFlight

    AdkFlight New Member

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    Thanks for the input!

    I just dropped these and an M1911 WW1 off at my local gunsmith. He's going to tear them down and assess their internal condition.
     
  8. mussmuggins

    mussmuggins New Member

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    Don't forget! Gem. George Pstton carried both !