Model 200-This 6.35 mm. model has had a long life. It was introduced in 1920 and is still being made. It has three safety features: thumb, magazine, and grip safeties. In this country it is sold as the Fire Cat (Fig. 106).
Model 2000-This pistol is patterned after the Mod. 200 but has an external hammer. It has only two safety devices, the grip safety -having been omitted. The external hammer, however, does add to the safety of this arm. It is made in both .22 Short and 6.35 mm. (.25) calibers and is sold in the U.S. as the Cub. More recently the .22 - Short has been provided with a 4-inch barrel, which protrudes 1'/a inches from the forward end of the slide. This increases the line of sight materially and no doubt improves accuracy in aiming. The rear sight is adjustable laterally. In this form the pistol is now called the Camper model.
A simple four-piece conversion unit is available for the 6.35 mm. Cub, by means of which .22 Short cartridges may be used instead of the more expensive cartridges.
Model 800 (Condor Model)-This 9 mm. Parabellum (Luger) cartridge pistol is of the tubular type, originally brought out in 1921 as the Mod. 400. It bears considerable resemblance to the Mod. 600. However, this 1958 version has an external hammer and the thumb safety is located at the rear of the frame instead of just back of the trigger guard. The pistol has been streamlined to give a better grip and a more attractive appearance. As in the case of the earlier tubular models it does not have the grip safety.
When a cartridge is in the chamber and the hammer is in the cocked position a „signal pin" protrudes from the rear of the frame enabling the shooter to ascertain by touch or sight whether or not the pistol is in condition to fire. This model is intended for police, military, and other protection uses.
Model 4000-This model, also known as the Falcon, is made in three calibers: .22 L.R., 7.65 mm. (.32) and 9 mm. Short (.380). It also is a tubular type and resembles the Mod. 300. However, it has an external hammer and has been highly streamlined. Like the Condor it has the „signal pin" device in the two larger calibers but not in the .22. The safety features are the same as in the Condor model.
A conversion unit may also be had for this model, by means of which either the .32 and .380 may be converted to use .22 L.R. cartridges. The units consists of a complete slide and a special magazine.
All of the current models may be obtained in a variety of finishes: blue; heavy chrome plate; handengraved silver plate with „ivory" plastic grips; and even a gold plate with either „pearl" or engraved grip pieces.
Astra-Unceta y Cia. are currently making a small automatic pistol for the Colt Co., which is designated the Junior Colt. It is of .25 caliber but has a conversion unit, similar to that furnished for the Cub, which permits the use of .22 Short cartridges. The design seems identical to that of the Cub, and the dimensions are very nearly the same. On the left side of the slide is the inscription „JUNIOR COLTCAL. .25" and on the right the inscription „COLTs PT. F. A. MFG. CO., U.S.A." On the right side of the frame appear the words „MADE IN SPAIN FOR COLTS."
Specimens seen ate not of the quality of workmanship that one expects to find on a product bearing the name of the Colt company.
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