Catfish is my "go to" Man with Colts. But he's busy right now, and Im not a patient person. Im starting to think I am dealing with a very old piece!! Im cleaning it for a friend, and I cant find a whole lot about it on the computer. Guess I dont know the right places to look, but I cant even find anything about it on coltmfg.com, nor in either of my Gun Digest Values books. Here's what is stamped on the gun, and where..........
Lft. slide- Automatic Pistol "Republic" Patent --- Below it CAL 635
(with the 6 large and 35 underlined and smaller, level w the top of the 6)
Lft side of frame - A calligraphied "F" and "S" (its not just block letters)
Rt side of frame - No 52
Bottom of grip - "Made in Spain"
"Made in" - on Left side "Spain" - on Rt side.
As U can see, it is hammerless, and the only thing Ive found that comes remotely close is the "Vest Pocket Pistol", and thats it. And if it is, It was made in 1908, and would have been manufactured within the first month of production... Any takers???
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