SOLD VERY SCARCE 1941 DUTCH GOVERNMENT PURCHASE 1903 COLT PISTOL………USED IN JAVA AND BY THE RESISTANCE….NICE!

$3,650.00

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In 96% condition, we have a very rarely seen but important pistol of the WW2 era a 1941 Dutch Government purchased Colt 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol.  This comes with a Colt Factory letter that states that the gun was shipped on Sept 17, 1941 to the Royal Netherlands Indies Commission in New York.  Research has shown that about half of these pistols actually made it to the far east in time to be captured and re-issued by the Japanese and about half were diverted to England to Arm the Dutch Government forces in Exile such as the members of the Resistance in the Nazi Occupied Netherlands.  Very few of these pistols are reported to have survived and they rarely ever turn up for sale.  This pistol would be a real prize for those that like either the Asian or European aspects of how this pistol may have been used during the war by the Dutch forces.


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