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HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:55:01 AM »
Some of you just might like this review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7qx5M9GzHw
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Re: HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2018, 09:25:31 PM »
Like the review?
Naaah. Hickock 45 just digresses too much.

But heck, I just love the pistol!
It's relatively small, relatively light, easy to carry, easy on my arthritis, and very accurate.
And, yes, I have five new Triple-K magazines for it. (Its original Colt's magazine is all worn out.)

Mine is engraved in period style, and, engraving and all, was a 75th birthday gift from my lovely Jean.
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Re: HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2018, 06:59:24 PM »
Awesome!

I am very fond of the .380 round.

I always search the gun shows for finds like this type of weapon!
They just don't make em like this any more!

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Re: HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2018, 09:22:57 PM »
...I always search the gun shows for finds like this type of weapon!...

Until quite recently, prices for the .380 ACP version of the Colt's M.1903 were relatively reasonable.
I believe that $600.00 was about the median price for a decent, shootable sample.
But then the mood of the market changed, and the price began a pretty precipitous ascent.
It's getting up into the stratosphere, now: $800.00 through $2,000.00.

I think that you're too late.
(Me too...I wanted a backup for mine. Oh, well...)
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Re: HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 09:46:56 AM »
...I always search the gun shows for finds like this type of weapon!...

Until quite recently, prices for the .380 ACP version of the Colt's M.1903 were relatively reasonable.
I believe that $600.00 was about the median price for a decent, shootable sample.
But then the mood of the market changed, and the price began a pretty precipitous ascent.
It's getting up into the stratosphere, now: $800.00 through $2,000.00.

I think that you're too late.
(Me too...I wanted a backup for mine. Oh, well...)
Aha, (sigh), I fear you are correct!

I remember back, long ago, I committed myself to owning an M1 Garand. It was, ummm, about 1990, I think.
I lived in extreme northern Oklahoma at the time, an worked as a Millwright at a heavy metal (Zinc) smelter, and I was single then.
When the Tulsa Gun Show came around that year, a coworker and I drove there and spent the day in heavenly bliss amidst all the guns and associated phenomenon!
I came back home that evening with a Garand.
All I knew about them at the time was that I just had to have one!  I even found myself a bayonet to accessorize it with.
I was shocked, to say the least, at the prices people were asking for the "good" ones!  I could not buy a "good" one because I was not prepared for the costs thereof.
However, the one I did have enough money for was in acceptable condition EXCEPT for the barrel.
The clearances were way out of acceptable limits for even "hunting accuracy" let alone any kind of competition or combat conditions. Ugh.
It did shoot, however, and the rounds did get in the general vicinity of where the muzzle was pointing.
That was a huge learning experience!

I sold it a couple years later.

Nowadays if I still had it, I'd shop around for another barrel and brag about it to everyone.
As it is, it's just another "gun story" I can tell with joy, and sadness.

I love the older firearms, but one must take care when purchasing them!

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Edited: changed "much" to "must" , as originally intended. Auto-correct is not always a good thing.
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Re: HICKOK45 Review - 1903 Pocket Hammerless
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2018, 10:12:03 AM »
Since I was already competing in "practical" rifle events, I was eligible for a DCM Garand. So I bought one.
It was arsenal-rebuilt, with a good barrel.
It was accurate enough as-is, but I glass-bedded the action according to NRA directions, added a scope, and was knocked out by how well it shot.

I've still got it, but I haven't shot it in about 20 years. Sigh!
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