Gun Collectors Club - 1908 Colt Pocket Hammerless .380
Gun collectors would commonly refer to these as "safe queens" because they would spend most of their time in the safe. You wouldn't fire these guns or routinely carry them. These were the last guns that I owned that stayed in the safe all of the time.
The Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless is a .380 variant of the 1903 .32 caliber gun introduced five years earlier. This was the gun that introduced the .380 ACP pistol cartridge (designed by John Browning), still popular more than 100 years later. ACP is an acronym for Automatic Colt Pistol. The .380 ACP is also known as the 9mm Short. The name "Pocket Hammerless" is misleading in that the gun is not truly hammerless, but features a concealed hammer to prevent snagging on clothing.
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ACP is an acronym for Automatic Colt Pistol. The .380 ACP is also known as the 9mm Short. The name "Pocket Hammerless" is misleading in that the gun is not truly hammerless, but features a concealed hammer to prevent snagging on clothing.
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