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Old 12-01-2012, 11:00 PM
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Default Finally got me a Colt 1903 pocket hamerless

Great shooter, put 100 rounds through it today after buying it a couple days ago. I've been looking for one for a while now, and this one came around at the right price. Now its time to get dies for this caliber...went to walmart and saw .32 ACP was $22.99 a box....
Also in the photo is a Colt Pocket positive .32 dated 1912, the Colt 1903 dates to 1913.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:14 PM
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Good looking makarov. Whats the make on it? I can't read the markings.
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Many years ago, I had a 1903 in 32 ACP---nice, slim little pistol---much more pleasent to shoot than the later 380s---mine was too nice to carry it---a collector came along and that was that---didn't have much 32 ammo around anyway...
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Nice batch of History in that pic!
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cool pairing of a couple classic Colts. Is the nickel finish original?
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Old 12-02-2012, 5:50 AM
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Nice picture. The 1903 is a lot of fun to shoot -- if you buy .32 by the case it can be found for around $10-12/50.
Aim has gone up to $12.50-13/box plus shipping:
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...Box&groupid=28

Mine goes out every few trips to shoot a couple of magazines.
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Nice picture. The 1903 is a lot of fun to shoot -- if you buy .32 by the case it can be found for around $10-12/50.
Aim has gone up to $12.50-13/box plus shipping:
http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.as...Box&groupid=28

Mine goes out every few trips to shoot a couple of magazines.
I've been getting mine from Grafs. The last bunch was under $12 (by 3 or 4 cents) for Fiocchi.

BTW,

Very nice Colts!
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With ammo it really pays to shop around. Another tip is to watch gun show tables. You can often buy old or partial boxes of ammo cheap.
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I've been getting mine from Grafs. The last bunch was under $12 (by 3 or 4 cents) for Fiocchi.

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Very nice Colts!
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Very nice. Congratulations.
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I like those 1903s. They are almost identical to my TT-33.
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It's on my list. Always wanted one.
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Nice!

I've been looking for one as my next purchase, but then my eye got turned by a Steyr 1908, I guess once I get one of those, I'll be hunting a nice 1903.

So if anyone's got one to sell, please PM me.
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I like those 1903s. They are almost identical to my TT-33.
Don't you mean your TT-33 is almost identical to the JMB design of 1903?
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Very nice pistols there brother, alot of history as well

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I like those 1903s. They are almost identical to my TT-33.
They are arent they, both are very nice designs and very durable.
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The makarov is a bulgarian, I was testing out some cast lead handloads using trimmed down 9x19 luger brass, and it worked great. As for the nickel finishes, the finish on the pocket positive is original, but not so sure about the colt 1903. I got the pocket positive for $200, and the 1903 pocket for $300
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The makarov is a bulgarian, I was testing out some cast lead handloads using trimmed down 9x19 luger brass, and it worked great. As for the nickel finishes, the finish on the pocket positive is original, but not so sure about the colt 1903. I got the pocket positive for $200, and the 1903 pocket for $300
Nice. Good pricing on both of them.
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Very nice pistols. I just picked up a 1903 .32 as well. The finish on mine is gone but it will be a great restoration project! Numrich sells parts for them. Try Targetsportsusa for ammo.Buy a case of anything and get free shipping!
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was thinking of getting that privi ammo from aim, but after reading this article I'll settle on an american brand for reloading of the brass.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/reloadi...ng-32-acp.html
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Don't you mean your TT-33 is almost identical to the JMB design of 1903?
That's essentially what I meant. I wasn't saying the TT-33 came first, just that they're very similar designs. I know Tokarev copied Browning's design.
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