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titleman2005
November 26, 2005, 12:30 AM
I recently was passed down a colt model 1908 hammerless .25 cal and a colt woodsman first series. They were passed down when my grandfather passed away. He carried both in (ARMY) wwII. They both are in only good (some pitting on slide and frame) condition. I want to pass them on to my children. Does it make sense to have them professionally redone or should I leave them alone. Oh yeah got his 1911 colt 45 us army she is a real beauty. Any thoughts

jacobtowne
November 26, 2005, 09:23 AM
There's more than one kind of rust pit. Pinpoint pits are tiny and difficult to see. Larger pits, the size of a pencil point, are another matter.
The value of a pistol like the M1908 Vest Pocket is usually lessened by refinishing, unless the thing is a wreck (parts gun).
What's the SN of the M1908? Is it blued or plated? Hard rubber or wood grips?
JT

titleman2005
November 26, 2005, 10:52 AM
it has rubber grips that say colt across the top and the serial #is 32126x.

jacobtowne
November 26, 2005, 12:19 PM
It was made in 1922, probably late in the year, according to the SN range for 1922.
JT