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Score! 1903 Colt Magazine

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZigZagZeke, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I found one of those eBay gems the other day. It was an original factory 1903 Colt hammerless .32 ACP magazine with the bidding at $49. These things normally go for $150 to $200. The reason it was so cheap was that it had been disassembled. The follower and spring were not in the casing, and everything was just laying there in a pile. I knew what I was getting into because I'd taken one apart and put it back together before.

    I did some magical bid sniping (not divulging my winning strategy that works every time) and got it for $76. Five minutes after receiving it today I had it back together, and a little careful buffing with some 0000 steel wool gave me a beautiful spare factory mag for my 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless. Some days it does pay to get out of bed. :)

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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oh ziggy. I remember back in the day I happily spent $80 for factory Hi-Power mags.
    And I think I shared that my most special pistol was a Colt .380 of that fashion. bastid
     
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  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    That was code for I'm half jealous and would/will buy you a beer since I don't have molds or dies for that stupid caliber.
     
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