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You'll have to forgive my ignorance, but what model Colt and what caliber is it?
 
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Pretty sure it's a Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless in .32 Rimless Smokeless (AKA .32 ACP).

If that's the original finish, I sure hope you're not really planning to carry it! :blink:
 

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I had a Browning 380 about 30 years ago no where's near as nice as your little Colt is. But it was definitely one of my all-time favorite semi autos and it was my EDC at the time. I got hurt and had to selloff most of my weapons to support my family. That Browning was definitely one of the ones that I truly wish I still had. Good luck with that new colt it sure is a beauty
 

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Just make sure you get a really tight holster for it ..Or dont carry one in chamber the way they did in Singapore
 
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Pretty sure it's a Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless in .32 Rimless Smokeless (AKA .32 ACP).

If that's the original finish, I sure hope you're not really planning to carry it! :blink:
I'm not the OP but what is the idea of leaving it pristine ? so the next owner gets a great gun after I die ? not me, I carry my guns and yes they get beat up.
 

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I'm not the OP but what is the idea of leaving it pristine ? so the next owner gets a great gun after I die ? not me, I carry my guns and yes they get beat up.
It just doesn't make any sense to carry that gun.

You're going to carry an oversized, heavy, low-capacity gun in a weak caliber, just for the "cool factor"??? No doubt the "cool factor" is strong with this gun, but should that cause you to choose a sub-optimal gun for CC? Carry it for a few weeks or months, and you've transformed a $1500 collectible into a $400 beater. Why? For the same money you could buy three smaller, lighter, - and yes, probably more reliable - double-stack modern carry pistols in .9mm, .40, or .45 and have your SD needs covered a lot more effectively.

You're also depriving the collectors' community of a beautiful old pistol, and while you might not give a rat's arse about the "collectors' community", they're just not making any more of those 1903's*, so why grossly devalue one of them when a modern pistol is better suited to SD anyway? If your heirs ever really had to sell that old heirloom, wouldn't you rather they were able to get 3 or 4 times the money for it?

If the OP really wants to honor Uncle Tony's memory, the smart thing to do is cherish that old gun. Shoot it once in a while, but take excellent care of it and do your best to preserve it. If you MUST carry a M1903 'in his memory', get a beater that was carried (perhaps by one of his contemporaneous LEO's), have it gone over real well to be sure it works, and put it back to work. Uncle Tony would be just as proud, and he'd respect your good sense.

[* Yes, I know they're making a nice 'nostalgia' reproduction, but I'm talking about the real thing.]
 

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Nice gun, If you want to carry it why not? It is for your enjoyment not some unknown collector or some future lib to turn in to some stupid buy back program.
 

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Nice pony, congrats on the find.
 

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Carry it ?? Theres the rub for me to even give it more than a first glance much less buy it . I'm not a collector and I don't want to carry a under whelming 32 that's 7" long and 24oz . To many 9mm+P and larger cartridge pistols that fit the same size and weight of the colt 1903 BUT it sure is a pretty pistol and a real COLT when that meant something .
 

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Looks good
 
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