Object Title

Centrefire self-loading military pistol - Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless Model

Centrefire self-loading military pistol - Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless Model

Date

made 1941

Object Number

PR.3538

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

SOE design with belt and cable firing device .Probably made by the SoHo gunmakers J. Wilkes (who did a lot of work for SOE)) to a design by Col. John Dolphin, the Commanding Officer of Station IX and a gifted engineer, and Eric Norman, a gun designer working at Station IX

Techniques

Stamped

Materials

Dimensions

BarrelLength3.75 in
BarrelLength170 mm
OverallLength870 mm
OverallWeight1.73 kg
Trigger cordLength920 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 550558

Calibre

.32 in