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Old 02-08-2013, 09:16 PM   #1
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Question Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 parts source?

I have a Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer .38ACP (round hammer), made in 1908, that I've had in a drawer from some 30 years waiting to be worked on. I'm a retired cop and was also the dept's firearms instructor and gunsmith. I picked it up cheap because it needed work and was missing some parts. I'm desperate to turn it back into a fun shooter, it had been refinished and re-blued, so I'm not concerned with it's collectors value.

Anyone know where there's a source for a correct Main (Hammer) Spring, Safety, Sear and a "Sear/Safety/trigger Spring"? Would also like to find a nice pair of the original Black Hard Rubber Grips (or perfect replicas). Mine has the optional factory wood grips, but someone "reworked" them and they're too small now.

Appreciate the help.
 
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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Here's some possible parts sources.
Most parts houses don't seem to be real clear on the differences in the 1902 and 1903 models, but parts may interchange.
You'll almost have to call to make sure you and they are on the same page.

1902 38 AUTO POCKET Accessories | Numrich Gun Parts

Colt 1902 Model 38 Semi-Auto Pistol
(Gotta call).

Jack First Gunshop - First in Gun Parts - Rapid City, South Dakota
(Top parts house, gotta call).

Colt Pistol Parts

Replica grips:

Welcome to Vintage Gun Grips - Our Reproduction Pistol Grips - Buttplates - Grip Caps and Colt Medallions

Gun Grip - Home Page

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Old 02-09-2013, 09:25 PM   #3
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Thumbs up Colt 1903 Pocket Hammer .38 parts source?

Thanks very much for the Parts Shops leads. Id already called Numrich (my greatest hope) but they are out of both the main spring and the sear/safety/trigger spring, and a bit pricey on the sear (I think I can save mine).

Ill have to call Jack First next week and see if they have anything, I hear his shop might be able to make a main spring, though Im worried the price will be staggering.

Nice repro grips at Gun Grip, black shinny like they should be and $30 is acceptable. The ones at Vintage Gun Grips are flat finish, which authentic Hard Rubber ones were not from all I seen on fotos of vintage 1902 and 03s. BTW the frames of the 02 and 03 .38ACP are identical except length for the 1903 Pocket which was shorter for the 4-1/2 barrel. It was the "Combat Commander" 38 Auto version of the time, you might say.
 
 
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You could get with the folks at Cylinder and Slide.
Cylinder & Slide Inc

They may have some parts.
 
Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #5
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You could get with the folks at Cylinder and Slide.
Cylinder & Slide Inc

They may have some parts.
They carry no parts for 100+ year old pistols. They "specialize in building your custom pistol or custom revolver one at a time."
 
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