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Old March 28, 2006, 08:02 PM   #1
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Disassemby Instuctions ? Colt .32 Cal. Semi Auto Pistol

I have a Colt .32 Cal Semi Auto Pistol left to me by my grandfather, he purchased it in the early 1900's. I would like to disassemble it for cleaning purpose. Can anyone give me step by step instructions for that procedure? I have worked with many other firearms over the years, but have no exprience with this model.Any help would be appreciated.

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Old March 28, 2006, 08:20 PM   #2
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Here's a link to a site with Colt .32 and .380 Pistol owner's manuals.

These show complete disassembly for cleaning:
http://www.stevespages.com/page7b.htm

You can also remove the grips to get to the lock work.
BE CAREFUL WITH THE GRIPS.
These are made of black, hard "gutta Percha" rubber and are brittle after all these years.
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Old March 29, 2006, 07:57 AM   #3
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Dfariswheel

Thank you, that is a great link that you sent me and TFL is a great forum.

Thanks again
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Old March 30, 2006, 02:52 PM   #4
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You can buy a set of replacemant grips and a replacement magazine from brownells.com. The original two tone magazines are getting awfully hard to come by. Then you can put the original grips and magazine away and shoot all you want.
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Old March 30, 2006, 08:04 PM   #5
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Colt model 1903

Early models had black hard rubber grips. Later models had walnut. MY 1936 production had the walnut. Unless you really know what you are doing, donot take this weapon down past "field strip" as in Steve's pages. Geting the spring and hammer back into assembly is very tedious.

Might want to get to a real pistol gunsmith to remove, clean and lubricate the firing pin, hammer, sear, etc.
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Old April 2, 2006, 03:16 PM   #6
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Too true, the last time I had one stripped I (almost) used "bad words"(tm) trying to get that dang nabbed spring in. Unless you are an accomplished pistol smith it is belt left to a pro.
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Old April 2, 2006, 03:35 PM   #7
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http://www.coltautos.com/default.asp
There's a drop down window in the center of the page. Click on the 1903 Pocket Auto.
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