Old gun ID and repair

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    Old gun ID and repair

    Have a look at these two my f.i.l. is giving to me.

    a) what are they and how old?
    b) the first one needs a mag, the second one a firing pin - first of all are they worth repairing?
    c) how to go about repairing the missing firing pin, just drop them off at at a gunsmith for a going over and fix-em up?

    Have another one, an old 38 revolver with a loose firing pin. It wobbles and rotates. Is this a safety hazard (for range use) or is it normal?

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    The first is a Colt 1903 or 1908 Pocket Hammerless in either .32 or .380 pending on model. the caliber should be marked on the gun.

    The second is a Hi Standard .22, not sure of the exact model.

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    For parts I would try Numrich, they stock many hard to find parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    For parts I would try Numrich, they stock many hard to find parts.

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    is it something that an owner could repair? A newbie owner?

    What about that loose firing pin on the revolver. Normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveInTexas View Post
    is it something that an owner could repair? A newbie owner?

    What about that loose firing pin on the revolver. Normal?
    In all honesty, those guns are pretty old, even if I knew what I was doing on all those models, I'd still have them checked out by a gunsmith just to be sure.

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    My dad has a colt 1903 just like that. It was my Grandfather's issue weapon when he was an LAPD cop way back in the day. Great little guns. Depending on condition they can be valued anywhere from $350-1,000+. Great little gun. I would agree that it would be good to have a reputable gunsmith check them out.
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