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Old October 17th, 2019, 10:23 PM #61
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AIUI... The Colt Juniors (hammer models) were produced by Astra (Italy) under contract to Colt.

The Vest Pocket Specials (hammerless) were all made by Colt.
Yes i heard the same about the Colt Jr pistols, still I Paid about 100-150 less than average for one in that cond/in box so i was plenty happy
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AIUI... The Colt Juniors (hammer models) were produced by Astra (Italy) under contract to Colt.

The Vest Pocket Specials (hammerless) were all made by Colt.
Astra made the Colt, JR under contract all right...but in Spain. They are marked "Made in Spain".
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Astra made the Colt, JR under contract all right...but in Spain. They are marked "Made in Spain".
Mine doesn't say that
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Some later Colt Jr pistols were made in the US under contract to Colt after the Gun Control Act of 1968 stopped importation of such guns. Colt contracted FIE to continue to make them from Spanish parts for several years. They would not have been marked "Made in Spain".
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AIUI... The Colt Juniors (hammer models) were produced by Astra (Italy) under contract to Colt.

The Vest Pocket Specials (hammerless) were all made by Colt.
I think my colt jr was made is usa; a later model. Incidently, i found on the internet it was subject to a recall and colt confirmed this by phone 4 years ago and i shipped it to colt. It was corrected although over 40 years old.
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I have a colt Jr but in .22short.

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Astra made the Colt, JR under contract all right...but in Spain. They are marked "Made in Spain".
Thanks.
That is why I said “AIUI”. I was not certain whether it was Italy or Spain.
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Some later Colt Jr pistols were made in the US under contract to Colt after the Gun Control Act of 1968 stopped importation of such guns. Colt contracted FIE to continue to make them from Spanish parts for several years. They would not have been marked "Made in Spain".
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Not great pics but this is my favorite. Because a) its sexy b) I got it CHEAP c) it shoots nice d) its in great condition for a 1968 Pistol
Got it before it was C&R but celebrated its C&R entry last year
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