A while back I purchased a couple of safes, one for long arms and one for handguns. After loading all the rifles (mine and my folks') in the big safe, I moved on to the handguns. I have and old steel framed Hi-Point .40 JC that I don't fire any more for various reasons, and my folks had a few handguns of their own. Well, it turns out that one of their hand guns is a Colt Automatic Pistol, Pocket Model, .32 cal. Colt also called it the Model "M". I noticed that the magazine was missing, so I did a Google search. I subsequently found out that this is a COLLECTOR'S ITEM! There was a link that mostly detailed the history, so I read up on that, then I saw a link for Guns America, so, naturally, I clicked on that just to see...Well.....It seems that depending on date of manufacture and condition (the same for any firearm regarding potential value), they go for about $700 to almost $2000! This pistol belonged to my grandfather (mom's Dad). After I learned the above, I went back into my "cave" in the basement to check it out again, as well as wipe my grubby fingerprints off of it. There are some nicks on the front of the grip, as well as a little bit of wear on the bottom of the grip, indicating to me that my grandfather (if he was the original owner) carried it on his person. However, it does not appear TO HAVE EVER BEEN FIRED. The bore is perfect. Here are a few pics: What appears to be a scratch is where I used GIMP to smudge the SN. This is the non-SN side: This is the original box and original papers that came with the pistol: Thought you might enjoy seeing another bit of history from a forum member. ETA: The Model "M" was the first semi-automatic handgun Colt manufactured.