You PASSED on a $299.99 colt 1903 pocket pistol???
Yeah, well ... deal hunting was going VERY well and if it makes you feel any worse, there were two of them at that price! To be fair, one was fairly pitted on the slide ... I wasn't impressed. The other, was in really nice shape but the slide hold open didn't work and it wasn't obvious to me if it was the slide or the lever that was the issue. If I hadn't found other better things to spend my cash on, I would have gone back for the second one. Like they say, when it rains, it pours