U.S. Armament Corp— who has been making superb licensed “reissue” Colt 1903 Hammerless Pocket Pistol (Model M) .32ACPs in the guise of the classic RIA General Officer‘s variant– just posted these images of a cutaway specimen.
It is nice to see makers still cranking out these classic guns “for the love of the game” so to speak.
Colt long used a deep rich charcoal blue or “fire blue” on highly polished slides and frames going back to the early 1900s while their famed Royal Blue finish peaked on the company’s Python model .357 revolvers in the late 20th Century, the company moved away from it in most models about two decades ago, leaving the famed “Prancing Pony” short on show horses.
Well, In the latest installment of getting back to its roots, Colt announced this week that a high polish Royal Blue finish is making a come back on at least one handgun model.
More in my column at Guns.com.