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Old December 13, 2001, 08:45 AM   #1
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Colt 1903 Pocket Model Conversion

Is it possible to convert a Colt 1903 Pocket Model from 32ACP to 380 Auto ??

I would think that all it would take would be a barrel and magazine swap - possibly the slide also.

Has anybody tried this? Thanks for your thoughts.

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Old December 13, 2001, 11:35 AM   #2
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Sure! Colt did it, they called it the Model 1908. However, in the process they changed the barrel bushing set-up. I have a solution: get one of each! you could buy one from here:

It's #19 on the 'Specials' list. Sorry, don't know the price, but I just happened to remember seeing it.

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Old December 14, 2001, 08:55 AM   #3
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In years gone by, it was common practice to interchange barrel and magazines to chamge calibers. It may be necessary to do a slight amount of filing inside the grip frame of some pistols to accept the .380 magazine. The extractor does not need to be modified.
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