Colt Semi Automatic Model 1908 Vest Pocket Pistol : Sergeant David Peter Gooley, Z Special Unit

Accession Number REL/12244
Collection type Technology
Object type Firearm
Place made United States of America
Date made 1908
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Colt semi automatic vest pocket pistol. Blued frame stamped on the left side with Colt's Pt.A.MFG.Co HARTFORD CT USA and Patent dates 1896 - 1910 with the rearing horse trade mark. On the right side COLT AUTOMATIC CALIBRE .25. Black plastic grips with 'Colt' and the horse trade mark.

History / Summary

This pistol belonged to Sergeant David Peter Gooley, A.I.F. who joined the Z Special force in June 1944. He was a member of the RIMAU party which was captured and executed at Singapore by the Japanese on 7 July 1945.