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walshie
09-28-2011, 2:06 AM
My granddad served in the Pacific theater and was a captain in the U.S. Army when the war ended. I was very small when he passed away, but I am fairly sure he had a "Hammerless" Colt pistol, like a 1903 or 1908 -- I remember it had a knobbly tan/tobacco-colored grip -- and I would love to own one like it!

Mickey D
09-28-2011, 6:51 AM
I don't recall any of the Colt 1903/1908 having brown grips other than the checkered wood.
The Walther PP series had marbled brown on some models.

Here are three of my Colt 1903

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/Colt19031919.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/Colt1903c.jpg

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w22/MickeyD1/Picture405.jpg

walshie
09-28-2011, 9:09 AM
That middle one is absolutely what I'm looking for.

mrkurtz
09-28-2011, 9:53 PM
Gutta percha gets it's color from being mixed with carbon black. Over time it fades to brown, especially if exposed to light. That's why the right side is often browner than the left if it has been carried in a holster by a right handed person. To see the true Color you can clean them with a mild soap solution.

walshie
09-29-2011, 9:48 PM
I'm happy with a gun that's been properly used and cared for, I don't need it to be squeaky-clean or sanitized. But I *would* really like to own a pistol like this and would really appreciate any advice on how to find myself one.

Wicked Pete
10-01-2011, 4:28 PM
OP: Got a PIX? Tengo un pistola: 1903's Colto.

I saw Mickey D, had some nice ones posted here. For anybody who cares, or even reads; I want to be more like him. Everything he shows, is always really nice, looking cool; exc. condition. I guess some guys just get it all.




http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac5/fig99a/colt1946sm.jpg
"This is one them thar pitley waste pop gun toys from 1946; for Girls."
Note: New improved disguised, tactical/incognito holding device.

PolishMike
10-01-2011, 4:30 PM
I'm happy with a gun that's been properly used and cared for, I don't need it to be squeaky-clean or sanitized. But I *would* really like to own a pistol like this and would really appreciate any advice on how to find myself one.

We literally JUST took one in on a trade. Exactly like the middle picture. Really good condition.

Aircraftman
10-01-2011, 5:39 PM
We literally JUST took one in on a trade. Exactly like the middle picture. Really good condition.


How much are you asking for it? Might have to drive out to see it...