|November 26, 1999, 09:29 PM||#1|
Join Date: August 20, 1999
Location: Occupied Virginia
I have just acquired my Dad's old ('40s and '50s) FBI "daily carry" weapon, a .380 hammerless ACP (Serial #128091). I believe it's basically an early Browning 1897/1903 design, based on locking ribs rather than a cross-connecting slide stop.
It's in fine condition; I thoroughly inspected, cleaned and lubricated it and found it to have no real problems (and even very little holster wear to the bluing).
What can you tell me about this ACP?
|November 27, 1999, 07:59 AM||#2|
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Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
My records indicate that this pistol is the 1908 Pocket (Model M .380 ACP) It is basically the same as the Pocket Model .32 ACP and was mfg'd from 1908-1940.
There were several types of this pistol,
.380's with barrel bushing were mfg'd from 1908-1910 (6,251 mfg'd.) These pistols are serial nmbered 1 to 6,251
Those that don't have the barrel bushing were mfg'd from 1910 to 1926. they are numbered form 6,252 to 92,893
These have the added magazine safety, of which there is a civilian model and a military model. Military are stamped US Property. They are numbered 92,894-134,499.
The Military model was in blued finish only and numbered 134,500 to 138,000.
The .380 ACP is also known as the 9mm Browning Short
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