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Model 1903
Colt Pistol 1903 .32 Auto Variant-2
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Gun Dimensions Width:No Data
Length:6.75-in Height:No Data
Barrel:3.75-in Weight:24-oz
Variant 2 of 5
Gun Rankings
  • Power Factor (71 grain bullet)63403
  • Recoil Factor (71 grain bullet)1.14 ft-lb
  • Total Capacity9 rounds
  • ConcealabilityGood
  • Defense Factor50%
Gun Specifications
Produced:1909 - 1910
Caliber:.32 Auto
Action:blowback operated semi-auto
Trigger:single-action (SA)
Safety:grip safety, manual thumb safety
Frame:blued finish steel
Grip:black checkered rubber
Sights:fixed blade and notch
Notes:Type II
Colt's Manufacturing Company, LLC
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Gun Value
MSRP:No DataUsed Est:$1,560.00
Last Update:8/26/2023
About the Gun

Compact blowback operated hidden-hammer fired pistol. Five types manufactured between 1903 and 1945. Type I models, were manufactured from 1903 to 1908, and have a 4-inch barrel and a barrel bushing. Type II through Type V models were manufactured from 1909 to 1945 and have a 3.75-inch barrel. Types specified have various engineering changes such as dropping the barrel bushing, adding a magazine disconnect safety, and changing from hard rubber grips to checkered walnut grips.

Cartridge Specifications
Cartridge: .32 Automatic
Alias: 7.65 mm Browning
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Ballistics for This Gun
Selected Bullet Mass:71 grains
MV:893 ft/sec ME:126 ft-lbs
About the Cartridge

Initially introduced in Europe, this semi-rimmed centerfire cartridge came to the United States when Colt introduced its 'Pocket Model' semiautomatic pistol. Like the .25 ACP, the .32 ACP is considered by many as too weak to be an effective self-defense round. But it has been an extremely popular caliber, notably by the fact that practically all minor and major manufacturers of autoloading handguns in the world have built millions of small pocket autoloaders in .32 Auto.

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2 User Ratings
3 User Comments
User Comments

5 of 5 Stars
Great design & a joy to shoot
By Diecapsule78 on 06 Apr 2020
This was passed down to me by my mother in law with original box & accessories. In great shape & fires like a new pistol although I've only actually taken it out to test when I first received it. Love it!

5 of 5 Stars
By Tango_Charli on 30 Sep 2019
Very nice gun it is.

5 of 5 Stars
Colt 32 Acp
By Tango_Charli on 11 Apr 2018
Nice Pistol It is.