Colt 1903

By typing the serial number "2010XX", the weapon is dated 1916 !.

This model was manufactured in +- 570,000 copies until 1945.
http://www.colt.com/customerservices/serialnumberlookup.aspx

1916

Model M1903 POCKET HAMMERLESS (.32 AUTOMATIC)

By checking the punch on the barrel, there is the acronym (E GB) or a use of the weapon for the Belgian government.

Next to the serial number, there is a diamond with the letter "A".

And then, I found this website:

http://www.coltautos.com/mmbelg.htm

It turns out that it is one of the 1,200 copies of the contract requested by the Belgian Government from Colt and sent on March 8, 1916 for WW1.

Finally, I realize that collector is not only accumulated a multitude of weapons but the pleasure of looking for his past, his career, his history, his identity!

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