The included factory letter lists this revolver as having a 6 inch barrel chambered in .45 caliber with blue finish and stocks not listed when shipped to United States Government Commanding Officer Springfield Armory in Springfield, Massachusetts on October 8, 1902. In 1902 the Ordnance department purchased 4,600 Model 1902 revolvers in the serial number range of 43,401 to 48,097. The revolver has the distinctive oversized trigger and trigger guard that are characteristic of the Model 1902 Revolvers. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address, "45 COLT" on the left side and the circled Rampant Colt on the lower left rear of the frame. The upper left front of the trigger guard and the left rear of the frame is marked with the inspectors initials "R.A.C." The right of the frame is marked "J.T.T.", "1902", and "U.S." The complete serial number "46/846" is marked on the toe of the butt and the partial serial number "6846" is marked on the loading gate and rear of the cylinder. There is a "P" and "K" marked on the bottom of the barrel directly ahead of the frame. Fitted with blade and frame groove sights, checkered hard rubber grips with the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top, and lanyard loop on the butt. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection
Fine, retaining 40% plus original blue finish with a smooth gray and brown patina on the balance. Grips are also fine with some softened checkering, and clear motif. Mechanically fine.
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