Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket

The Colt Vest Pocket was a pocket pistol carried by Sophia in the fanfictions Van Helsinki: Before the Storm and Van Helsinki: Over. Sophia uses it to shoot 'Vladimir' before he in turn can kill Van Helsinki. It is described as being both 'personal modified' and having 'custom sights'. In 'Over', Sophia draws it from her boot and tries to shoot Henry Trent, but misses. The weapon was recovered by the police by the time of Van Helsinki: Retcon.


  • Sophia (Before the Storm, Over)

Behind the scenes and triviaEdit

  • Sophia's wielding of the weapon may reference Mélanie Laurent's use of the pistol in Inglourious Basterds.
  • The description of her pistol as modified and custom suggested the police agency allow modifications to their standard firearms. This is backed up by the description of Van's Colt M1917 revolver in Van Helsinki: This Night as both 'heavily modified' and an 'issued revolver', and the modified Makarov Van carries.