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| [[Stanley Blystone]] || Briggs
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| rowspan=3|''[[Foreign Correspondent]]'' || [[Charles Wagenheim]] || The assassin || rowspan=3|Nickel plated with black Colt grips || rowspan=3|1940
| [[Martin Kosleck]] || Tramp
| (uncredited) || A female accomplice
| ''[[Saboteur]]'' ||  || Tobin's man ||  || 1942
| ''[[Saboteur]]'' ||  || Tobin's man ||  || 1942

Latest revision as of 08:19, 25 July 2022

This Colt semi-automatic hammerless pistol was produced between 1903 and 1945. It served with the US Military as an officer's sidearm and was also commonly used by criminals. It was chambered in .32 ACP.

The same design was offered in .380 ACP as the Colt Model 1908 Pocket Hammerless pistol (not to be confused with the ultra-compact Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket Pistol)

Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Blued - .32 ACP
Colt Model 1903 Pocket Hammerless Pistol Nickel with pearl grips - .32 ACP
Colt 1903 Hammerless with Colt Wood Grips - .32 ACP

Colt 1903/1908


(1903 – 1945)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber: .32 ACP (M1903), .380 ACP (M1908)
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.68 kg)
  • Length: 7 in (18 cm)
  • Barrel length(s): 4 in (10 cm)
  • Capacity: 8 rounds (M1903), 7 rounds (M1908)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The Colt Model 1903 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Unbeliever Raymond McKee Philip Landicutt 1918
Shoulder Arms Charlie Chaplin Charlie 1918
Syd Chaplin The sergeant
The Pay-Off Lowell Sherman Gene Fenmore 1930
Hugh Trevor Rocky
The Maltese Falcon Dwight Frye Wilmer Cook 1931
Ricardo Cortez Sam Spade
J. Farrell MacDonald Det. Sgt. Tom Polhouse
Mystery Liner Boothe Howard Capt. Downey 1934
The Black Cat Bela Lugosi Dr. Vitus Werdegast 1934
David Manners Peter Alison
Egon Brecher The Majordomo
The General Died at Dawn Gary Cooper O'Hara Nickel plated with pearl grips 1936
Madeleine Carroll Judy Perrie
J.M. Kerrigan Leach
Dudley Digges Mr. Wu Blued
Satan Met a Lady Warren William Ted Shane 1936
West of Shanghai Ricardo Cortez Gordon Creed 1937
Silver Blaze Ralph Truman Bert Prince 1937
John Turnbull Inspector Lestrade
A police detective
Bulldog Drummond's Revenge John Barrymore Col. J.A. Nielson 1937
Reginald Denny Algy Longworth
E.E. Clive 'Tenny' Tennison
John Howard Capt. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Bulldog Drummond Escapes Heather Angel Phyllis Clavering 1937
Reginald Denny Algy Longworth
Porter Hall Norman Merridew
Walter Kingsford Professor Stanton
Ray Milland Capt. 'Bulldog' Drummond
Bulldog Drummond in Africa Reginald Denny Algy Longworth 1938
E.E. Clive "Tenny" Tennison
John Howard Capt. 'Bulldog' Drummond
J. Carrol Naish Richard Lane
Anthony Quinn Fordine
A Slight Case of Murder Seen in the pile of weapon 1938
Algiers Gino Corrado Detective 1938
Johnny Downs Pierrot
Stanley Fields Carlos
Torture Ship Lyle Talbot Lt. Bob Bennett 1939
Russell Hopton Harry 'The Carver' Bogard
Eddie Holden Ole Olson
Wheeler Oakman John Ritter
Stanley Blystone Briggs
Foreign Correspondent Charles Wagenheim The assassin Nickel plated with black Colt grips 1940
Martin Kosleck Tramp
(uncredited) A female accomplice
Saboteur Tobin's man 1942
Lady Gangster A gangster 1942
Casablanca Humphrey Bogart Rick Blaine 1942
This Gun for Hire Alan Ladd Philip Raven Model 1903, blued and nickel plated 1942
Marc Lawrence Tommy Model 1903, nickel plated
The Big Sleep Humphrey Bogart Philip Marlowe 1946
Louis Jean Heydt Joe Brody
The Other One (La otra) Dolores del Rio María Méndez as Magdalena 1946
The Blue Dahlia William Bendix Buzz 1946
Alan Ladd Johnny Morrison
Calcutta Alan Ladd Neale Gordon Model 1908 1946
Paul Singh Mul Raj Malik
Desert Fury John Hodiak Eddie Bendix 1947
Wendell Corey Johnny Ryan
Dead Reckoning Lizabeth Scott 'Dusty' Chandler 1947
Parole, Inc. Noel Cravat Blackie Olson 1948
Key Largo Humphrey Bogart Frank McCloud 1948
Harry Lewis Edward 'Toots' Bass
Edward G. Robinson Johnny Rocco
D.O.A. Neville Brand Chester 1949
Trapped James Todd Jack Sylvester 1949
Appointment with Danger Alan Ladd Al Goddard 1950
Paul Lees Gene Gunner
His Kind of Woman Robert Mitchum Dan Milner 1951
Macao Robert Mitchum Nick Cochran 1952
William Bendix Lawrence C. Trumble
Suddenly Frank Sinatra John Baron 1954
Nancy Gates Ellen Benson
Dames Don't Care! (Les femmes s'en balancent) Eddie Constantine Lemmy Caution 1954
François Perrot Langdon Burdell
Jacques Castelot Granworth Aymes Nickel plated
Grisbi (Touchez pas au grisbi) Michel Jourdan Marco 1954
The Desperate Hours Humphrey Bogart Glenn Griffin 1955
When a Woman Meddles (Quand la femme s'en mêle) Alain Delon Jo 1957
Jean Servais Henri Godot
Edwige Feuillère Maine
Bernard Blier Félix Seguin
Blue Arrow (Golubaya strela) Seen among saboteurs' guns 1958
The Mask of the Gorilla (Le Gorille vous salue bien) Jean-Roger Caussimon Léon 1958
Robert Berri Combinat
Riff Raff Girls (Du rififi chez les femmes) Robert Hossein Marcel Point-Bleu 1959
Roger Hanin Le Bug
Pierre Blanchar "The Pirate"
The Hideous Sun Demon Peter Similuk George Messorio 1959
Shoot the Pianist (Tirez sur le pianiste) Albert Rémy Chico Saroyan 1960
Charles Aznavour Edouard Saroyan
Jean-Jacques Aslanian Richard Saroyan
Claude Mansard Momo
Kid Galahad Jeff Morris Ralphie 1962
Charles Bronson Lew Nyack
Richard Devon Marvin
Code Name: Tiger (Le Tigre aime la chair fraîche) Turkish policemen 1964
The Spy who Came in from the Cold Peter van Eyck Hans-Dieter Mundt 1965
Casanova '70 Michèle Mercier Noelle 1965
Tokyo Drifter Eiji Go Tanaka replica 1966
Otsuka's gangster
Poppies Are Also Flowers E.G. Marshall Coley Jones 1966
Angie Dickinson Linda Benson
The Devil's Brigade Carroll O'Connor Major General Maxwell Hunter 1968
The Cycle Savages Melody Patterson Lea nickel finish, pearl grips 1969
Maray Ayres Sandy
Patton George C. Scott Gen. George S. Patton Jr. 1970
Dames Don't Care (Slecnám nic nevadí) Ludek Munzar Lemmy Caution 1970
Jana Hlavácová Pauletta Benito
The Grissom Gang Tony Musante Eddie Hagan 1971
The Omega Man Rosalind Cash Lisa 1971
State of Siege (État de Siège) Guerrillas 1972
Shaft's Big Score! Joe Santos Pascal 1972
The Getaway Ali MacGraw Carol McCoy 1972
Super Fly Ron O'Neal Youngblood Priest 1972
Nate Adams Dealer
Charles McGregor Fat Freddie
Hickey & Boggs Carmencristina Moreno Mary Ann nickel plated 1972
Trouble Man Paul Winfield Chalky Price 1972
Coffy Robert DoQui King George nickel plated 1973
Capone Ben Marino Frank Gusenberg 1975
Family Plot Karen Black Fran 1976
William Devane Arthur
Boomerang (Comme un boomerang) Alain Delon Jacques Batkin 1976
The Late Show Eugene Roche Ron Birdwell 1977
The Big Sleep Joan Collins Agnes Lozelle 1978
The Thirty Nine Steps John Mills Scudder Model 1908 1978
Robert Powell Hannay
Any Which Way You Can Gangster 1980
Taps George C. Scott General Harlan Bache nickel-plated 1981
Arabella - Pirate's Daughter (Arabella, mereröövli tütar) Seen on the table 1983
Sudden Impact A robber 1983
Johnny Dangerously Richard Dimitri Roman Troy Moroni 1984
House of Games Lindsay Crouse Dr Margaret Ford 1987
Who Framed Roger Rabbit Bob Hoskins Eddie Valiant 1988
Alan Tilvern R. K. Maroon
Harlem Nights Eddie Murphy Quick 1989
The Two Jakes Rubén Blades Michael "Mickey Nice" Weisskopf nickel-plated 1990
Miller's Crossing Jon Polito Johnny Caspar 1990
Gabriel Byrne Tom Reagan
Bugsy Annette Bening Virginia Hill 1991
The Rocketeer Several of Valentine's thugs 1991
I Love Trouble Saul Rubinek Sam Smotherman 1994
Legends of the Fall John Novak James O'Banion 1994
Devil in a Blue Dress Don Cheadle Mouse Alexander 1995
Denzel Washington Ezekiel 'Easy' Rawlins
Mulholland Falls Andrew McCarthy Jimmy Fields 1996
Kansas City Jennifer Jason Leigh Blondie O'Hara 1997
Miranda Richardson Carolyn Stilton
L.A. Confidential James Cromwell Captain Dudley Smith 1997
Virus Jamie Lee Curtis Kit Foster 1999
2009: Lost Memories An Jung-geun 2002
All the King's Men Anthony Hopkins Judge Irwin 2006
Assembly (Ji jie hao) A Nacionalist officer 2007
Max Manus: Man of War Aksel Hennie Max Manus 2008
Christian Rubeck Kolbein Lauring
Nicolai Cleve Broch Gregers Gram continuity error
Flame and Citron Mads Mikkelsen Jørgen 'Citron' Haagen Schmith 2008
Female agents Maya Sansa Maria Luzzato 2008
Julie Depardieu Jeanne Faussier
Public Enemies Johnny Depp John Dillinger 2009
Cold Steel (Bian di lang yan) Tony Leung Ka Fai Capt. Zhang Menzi 2011
Mickey He Xiao Wu
Chinese resistance fighters
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (Jian hu nu xia Qiu Jin) You-Nam Wong Chen Boping 2011
Imperial cavalry
Gangster Squad Ryan Gosling Sergeant Wooters 2012
Emperor Shôhei Hino Hideki Tojo 2013
Anthropoid Jamie Dornan Jan Kubiš 2016
Cillian Murphy Jozef Gabčík
Anna Geislerová Lenka Fafková
Václav Neuzil Josef Valčík
Harry Lloyd Adolf Opálka
Mish Boyko Jan Hrubý
Czech resistence fighters
Live by Night Ben Affleck Joe Coughlin 2016
Murder on the Orient Express Johnny Depp Mr. Ratchett 2017
Leslie Odom, Jr. Dr. Arbuthnot
Tom Bateman Buoc
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum Ian McShane Winston 2019
Keanu Reeves John Wick


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Avengers "Quick-Quick Slow Death" (S4E19) 1961-1969
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. William Marshall Prime Minister Sekue Ashumen "The Vulcan Affair" (S01E01) 1964-1968
Mission: Impossible - Season 1 William Smithers Frank Egan "The Ransom" (S1E08) 1966
William Smithers Frank Egan "The Ransom" (S1E08)
Barbara Bain Cinnamon Carter "Fakeout" (S1E12)
Greg Morris Barney Collier "The Diamond" (S1E19) 1967
Martin Landau Rollin Hand "The Confession" (S1E22)
Pat Hingle R.J. McMillan "The Confession" (S1E22)
Tom Troupe David Day "Action!" (S1E23)
Michael Pataki Ed "The Psychic" (S1E28)
Mission: Impossible - Season 2 Steve Franken Akim Hadramut "The Slave: Part 2" (S2E06) 1967
Martin Landau Rollin Hand
Michael Shillo Raf Tagoor "The Money Machine" (S2E08)
Paul Lambert Al Morgan "The Council: Part 2" (S2E12)
Steve Ihnat Col. Alex Stahl "The Astrologer" (S2E13)
Anthony Zerbe David Redding "The Photographer" (S2E15)
Martin Landau Rollin Hand "A Game of Chess" (S2E17) 1968
Frank Campanella Eddie Burke "The Counterfeiter" (S2E20)
Alf Kjellin Stefan Prohosh "The Phoenix" (S2E23)
Mission: Impossible - Season 3 Joan Collins Nicole Vedette Rubber version / "Nicole" (S3E22) 1969
Mission: Impossible - Season 6 Peter Brown Johnny Brown "Blind" (S06E01) 1971-1972
Columbo Ray Milland Jarvis Goodland "The Greenhouse Jungle" (S02E02) 1971
Bob Dishy Sgt. Frederic Wilson "The Greenhouse Jungle" (S02E02)
Peter Falk Lt. Columbo Nickel with pearl grips/ "Make Me a Perfect Murder" (S07E03) 1978
Trish Van Devere Kay Freestone Nickel with pearl grips/ "Make Me a Perfect Murder" (S07E03)
Laurence Luckinbill Mark McAndrews Nickel with pearl grips/ "Make Me a Perfect Murder" (S07E03)
Father Brown John Phillips Brander Merton "The Arrow of Heaven" (Ep.12) 1974
Star Trek: The Next Generation Harvey Jason Felix Leech "The Big Goodbye" 1987 - 1994
Nestor Burma - Season 1 Nicolas Silberg Charles Viennot "Les Cadavres de la plaine Monceau" (S1E2) 1991
Nestor Burma - Season 1 Claude Brosset Zavatter "Les Cadavres de la plaine Monceau" (S1E2) 1991
The X-Files - Season 8 Gangbanger "Surekill" (S8E08) 2001
Firefly Nathan Fillion Malcolm Reynolds Nickel/ "Out of Gas" (S1E08) 2002
Boss (2009 TV) Yuki Amami Osawa Eriko 2009
Boardwalk Empire Michael Pitt Jimmy Darmody 2010 - 2014
Boardwalk Empire Jack Huston Richard Harrow "Two Imposters" (S03E11) 2012
Supernatural "Time After Time" (S07E12) 2012
The Son - Season 1 David Wilson Barnes Phineas McCullough shoulder holster 2017
Bosch - Season 4 Monti Sharp "KTK" "The Wine of Youth" (S04E6) 2018
L.A.'s Finest liquor store robber 2019

Video Games

Game Title Mods Notations Release Date
Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades Cartoonishly stylized, available as a "Sosiggun" 2016
Battlefield 1 "1903 Hammerless" 2016
Heroes & Generals 2016


Film Title Character Note Date
Desert Punk Taiko Koizumi 2004
RIN ~Daughters of Mnemosyne~ The assassin 2008
The Strange Case Files of Ryoko Yakushiji Ryoko Yakushiji Nickel-plated 2008
Junichiro Izumida Blued finished
Case Closed Ep. 548 - 'Two Days with the Culprit' 2009
Cat Planet Cuties Ep. 04 2010
Golden Kamuy - Season 1 Lieutenant Tsurumi Ep. "Complication" 2018

FN Browning 1903

FN Browning Model 1903 - 9x20mm Browning Long
FN Browning M1903 with shoulder stock holster - 9x20mm Browning Long

The European counterpart to the Colt 1903, it is longer and chambered in 9x20mm Long for military sales. Used by the Ottoman Empire during WW1, and ordered for Russian police around the same time, fitted with shoulder stocks.


(1903 – 1927)

  • Type: Pistol
  • Caliber: 9x20mm Browning Long
  • Weight: 32.8 oz (930 g) unloaded
  • Length: 8.07 in (205 mm)
  • Barrel length(s): 5 in (127 mm)
  • Capacity: 7 rounds, 10 rounds (variant with shoulder stock holster)
  • Fire Modes: Semi-Auto

The FN Browning 1903 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks Porfiri Podobed Mr. John S. West 1924
Andrei Gorchilin Militsioner
Fighting Film Collection No. 1 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 1) Pyotr Repnin Adolf Hitler In holster 1941
Elusive Jan (Neulovimyy Yan) Evgeniy Samoylov Jan Smudek 1942
Kote Daushvili A Gestapo agents
Fighting Film Collection No. 8 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 8) Ivan Novoseltsev Hotić 1942
Golden Path (Oqros biliki) Pyotr Mosrskoy Militsioner 1945
A German
Razzia (Razzia sur la chnouf) Jean Gabin Henri Ferré 1955
The Probation (Ispytatelnyy Srok) Vyacheslav Nevinnyy Sergey Zaytsev 1960
Boris Novikov Vorobeychik
Oleg Tabakov Aleksandr Yegorov
Topkapi Turkish police 1964
The Majordomo (Le majordome) A police detective 1965
The Second Wind (Le Deuxième Souffle) Hitmen 1966
Bonnot's Gang (La bande à Bonnot) Bruno Cremer Jules Bonnot 1968
François Dyrek Édouard Carouy
About Friends-Comrades (O druzyakh-tovarishchakh) Oleg Efremov Stanislav Kovalskiy 1970
Horror Express Julio Peña Inspector Mirov With custom grips 1972
Telly Savalas Capt. Kazan
Trouble Man Robert Hooks Mr. T 1972
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt Mike Huff Dr. Holger 1989
Dick Tracy Warren Beatty Dick Tracy 1990
The City of Lost Children Dominique Bettenfeld Bogdan 1995
Pan's Labyrinth César Vea Serrano 2006
Sergi López Captain Vidal
Spanish Maquis
Max Manus: Man of War Aksel Hennie Max Manus 2008
Jakob Oftebro Lars Emil Erichsen
The 39 Steps Rupert Penry-Jones Richard Hannay 2008
Peter Stark Engel


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
The Sinful People of Prague Rudolf Macharovský Josef Pírko "Černé rukavice" 1968-70
Demon of the Revolution (Demon revolyutsii) A revolutionary soldier Seen in documentary footage 2017
Hunting the Devil (Okhota na dyavola) Artyom Tkachenko Phil Kilby 2017
Sergey Bezrukov Max Livius
Andrey Kurnosov French DST operative

Video Games

Game Title Appears As Mods Notations Release Date
Red Dead Redemption "High Power Pistol" 2010
World of Guns: Gun Disassembly "FN Model 1903" 2014
Battlefield 1 "Mle. 1903" 2016
"Mle. 1903 Extended" With shoulder stock holster
Battlefield V Unusable 2018


Film Title Character Note Date
The Mystic Archives of Dantalian suitor with ornate engravings and a squared-off trigger guard 2011
Izetta: The Last Witch Sieghard Müller 2016

See Also

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