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Colt 1903 Pocket Auto Smooth (131d)
Colt 1903 Pocket Auto Smooth (131d) Quantity in Basket: None
Code: Colt_131d
Price: $58.00
Shipping Weight: 0.10 pounds
Select SOLID color ($10). Natural Ivory is no extra cost. For pearl effects, use PEARL option instead (Ivory = default)

Translucent/Pearl ($16 option). Do NOT select both SOLID and PEARL. (Pearl over-rides solid color choice)

Add a medallion ($14/pr):
Screw Kit Options:
Yes, install the screw kit
No, just send screw kit uninstalled
Optional note:
Are you sending a tracing?:
YES! I want to assure proper size/shape. Tombstone is responsible for fit to tracing. Tracing will show hole pattern. **************************************
NO. I will be responsible if I choose the wrong size grip. I will measure my gun and compare to the listed specs. If I order a grip that is the wrong size or shape, I agree that it is NOT returnable. *****************************************************
I already mailed a tracing BEFORE I placed this order.
This is a slightly larger than normal pair of grips for the Colt 1903 Pocket Auto, which was chambered originally in .32 Rimless Smokeless (or the .32 ACP, or 7.65 Browning).

These grips are especially nice with pearl effects. They are made larger than the standard panels so they cover more of the flat frame of the gun and give a little better grip. They are also made moderately thin so you can more easily depress the grip safety whether holding the gun in weak or strong hand.

They come with the 2-56 screw mounting kit installed unless you check the box otherwise. This requires no modification to the gun, since the screw passes through the tiny hole in the frame just like the original.

White Pearl You may find these fit or could be sanded down to fit some other small autos, but I don't know from a description what ones would work -- you can tell by comparing dimensions. Or send me a tracing and I'll compare and let you know. If you have the 1903 Colt, you probably don't need to send me a tracing because they are pretty consistent in size and I have a few to check in my collection. This is a 4-piece kit. You get two panels and two thin spacers. The two spacers are first sanded lightly to fit inside the cut-out of the magazine well sides. When they fit nicely, you then install one grip with the screw inserted for alignment, turn it to align with the edge of the frame, and hold it in position with a piece of tape. Spread a thin layer of 5-minute epoxy on one side of the spacer, and then press it into the cut-out of the gun's frame so it attaches to the backside of the grip. Let it cure, then remove the tape, the screw, and tap the grip off the frame.

Then do the same with the other panel. With the magazine and the opposite grip removed from the gun, you can easily install the spacer through the open space and press it against the back of the grip.

This procedure makes the grips fit snugly without turning. The spacers do not need to be full length. They can be cut off at the top so you don't have to make a clearance slot with a square file for the trigger bar (which passes around the frame under the grips, and requires clearance through the spacer). But it is easy to notch the spacer using a small square file, once it is firmly secured to the grip back.

Check to make sure the magazine will slide easily into and out of the frame with the grips snugly fastened. The spacer usually is thin enough but if it needs to be sanded so it won't rub on the magazine, this is most quickly done with the spacer secured to the back of the grip, not before. Simply tack, tape, or glue a piece of 180 to 220 grit abrasive paper on a flat scrap of wood, and rub the grip in a circular motion over it, so the spacer is gently and evenly sanded thinner until it clears the magazine.

The entire procedure of fitting the grip to the gun should not take more than 30 minutes from start to finish. Often it can be done in half that time, but you need to allow the epoxy to cure solidly before sanding the spacers. Most 5-minute epoxy really takes 10-24 hours to truely get to full strength, even though it may be 75% there in the first 5 or 10 minutes. It is best to wait if you need to do any sanding on the spacer until the next day.

White Pearl Dimensions of the grips are:
  • Maximum height (front lower corner to middle of top) = 3.028 inch
  • Front edge (lower corner to start of top curve) = 2.63 inch
  • Rear edge (straight section) = 2.4 inch
  • Width from lower front corner to back at start of curve = 1.43 inch
  • Width across the middle at 90-degrees to sides = 1.37 inch
  • Width across the top (just below notch on left side, top) = 1.33 inch
  • Screw hole height at 90-degrees to base = 1.52 inch
  • Screw hole to rear edge = .38 inch

Related Item(s)
Code Name Price Availability  
Colt_96a Colt 1903 Pocket Auto Ver.1 (96a) $58.00  
Colt_96b Colt 1903 Pocket Auto Ver.2 (96b) $58.00  

Dave Corbin Please Note: I make all the grips by hand and receive so many orders that custom made grip delivery takes an average 45-60 days.
Stock items (medallions, screws, specials) usually ship within 10 days.
I can't promise a specific ship date, as it will vary with circumstances.
If you can't wait, please don't order! I'm working as fast as possible.

Be SURE to read the TERMS of SALE page, so you KNOW what you are getting.

Always compare listed measurements OR send a tracing of original grip or gun frame.
Do NOT order just by description, since the same model and make can vary in actual size and shape of grip frame! Do NOT send your original grips or gun!

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