For the History Teachers out there – A great intro to Western Civilization, The day the Universe Changed Video Clips

For me at least, this series about the History of Technology was a real eye opener to me. Hopefully you might enjoy them also! Grumpy Western Civilization documentaries: The day the universe changed by James Burke Click here for a link list of Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation series as well as James Burke’s connections 1. The day the universe … Continue reading “For the History Teachers out there – A great intro to Western Civilization, The day the Universe Changed Video Clips”

Colt Model 1903 Type III Pocket Hammerless, Blue, 3 SA Semi-Auto Pistol, MFD 1919, C&R .32 Auto (7.65 Browning) Auction: 15336207 <= Home /All /Guns For Sale /Semi Auto Pistol /Colt /.32 Auto (7.65 Browning) Search for Colt 1903 - All Pictures <= Back to Search Results 8 / 10 Meet the Seller lock-stock-and-barrel ( 13171 ) Positive Percentage: 100.0% Location (State): California (CA) California Member For: 16 Years 7 Months Options Ask Seller a Question lock-stock-and-barrel's Other Items FOLLOW This Seller. $65.32 (NO RESERVE) [ 5 Bids ] Bid: $ 66.32 Place Bid! (Min. Bid is $66.32.) Share this deal: Mail this auction to a friend.. Put this on my Watch List. Payment Method: Visa Mastercard Discover Money Orders, Personal Checks, Cashiers Checks Shipping Fee: $25.00 13 Days 19 Hours 35 Minutes Manufacturer: Colt Caliber: .32 Auto (7.65 Browning) NRA Grade: Very Good Auction Type: Penny Auctions Basic Auction Terms: 3 Day Inspection Period Current High Bidder: s***************t History: 5 Bids ($0.01 starting bid) (Log In to view Bid History) Bid Increment: $1.00 Auction Start: (December 30, 2018 5:08pm) Auction Ends: 13d 19h 35m (January 13, 2019 5:08pm) Buyer Tip: If you're the High Bidder in an auction when it closes, don't assume you're the final High Bidder. Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough. You're not the high Bidder until you've been notified by email that you are. All Auctions are conducted in Pacific Time. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE THIS... 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(7.65mm ) Action Type: Single Action Semi-Auto Pistol with Removable Magazine Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “PATENTED / APR.20, 1897. DEC.22, 1903”, “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.”, and at the rear with a Rampant Colt logo. The left side of the frame is marked “296241”. The right side of the slide is marked “COLT AUTOMATIC / CALIBRE 32 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. The left front of the trigger guard is marked with a “VP” in a triangle and the right front is marked “R”. Barrel Length: 3 3/4” Sights / Optics: The front sight is a short rounded bladed fixed to the top of the slide. The rear sight is a “U” notch dovetailed into the rear of the slide. Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black hard rubber with “COLT” in a banner near the tops and a Rampant Colt logo in the bottom half of the grips. There are a few small marks in the smooth borders. The checkering shows light wear with an area of moderate wear at the top of the left grip and a tiny mar near the bottom of the left grip. The grips are in about Fine Plus overall condition. Type of Finish: Blued Finish Originality: The finish is original. Bore Condition: The bore is gray with sharp but shallow rifling. There is light erosion in the grooves throughout the bore. Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 55% of its metal finish. There are spots of pinprick surface erosion scattered over the sides of the slide and frame. There is finish loss on the edges of the slide and frame, and on the backstrap. There is thinning on the slide, the sides of the frame and the front strap. There are a few small dings in the lower edge of the frame on the left side behind the trigger and a few tiny marks in the rear face of the slide and frame. There are also a few light marks scattered over the surfaces and the backstrap is developing a plum colored patina. The slide serrations are relatively sharp but with a few tiny dings on the right side. The safety knurling shows light wear. The markings are clear and the Rampant Colt logo is crisp. The grip screw is sharp. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition. Mechanics: The action functions correctly and the slide is tight to the frame. It has a grip safety and a manual safety but does not have a magazine disconnect. The safety can be used to lock the slide back. We did not fire this handgun. As with all firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards. Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one blued 7 round magazine with the top ¾” “In The White”. The floorplate is marked “CAL. 32 / COLT”. The body shows light wear, and the floorplate shows thinning. The magazine is in about Fine condition. Our Assessment: The Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless is a semi-automatic pistol designed by John Browning, and was the 1st of the Colt concealed hammer models, followed by the M1908 in .380 ACP. Despite the title 'Hammerless', the M1903 and M1908 pistols do have a hammer, which is covered and hidden from view under the rear of the slide. This allowed the weapon to be carried in and withdrawn from a pocket quickly and smoothly without snagging. These pistols were popular civilian firearms for much of their life, and also served as United States General Officer pistols from the 1940s until their replacement by the M15 General Officers pistol in the 1970s. The Office of Strategic Services issued the Model 1903 to its officers during World War II and it was a popular back-up/off-duty model with police officers in the United States. Gangsters also favored this pistol, including Bonnie Parker and John Dillinger. This is a Colt 1903 Type III Pocket Hammerless semi-auto made in 1919. This pistol is in about Very Good condition with 55% of its original finish remaining. The bore is gray with sharp but shallow rifling and light erosion in the grooves. This pistol has seen some honest wear and perhaps a little neglect, but it is still a well-made Colt pistol that is only 100 years old and should easily last for another 100 years. It should appeal to collectors and shooters alike. If the collectors don’t pay enough attention, the shooters will certainly be interested in it as a carry gun. It may be a little larger than some of the .32 ACP pistols being made today, but the extra barrel length just gives you a better sight radius and the light crisp single action trigger pull will make it easy to stay on target. CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This C&R eligible pistol CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. 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One of the best hide out pistols out there! Grumpy