Manufactured in 1901. In 1902 the Ordnance Department purchased 4,600 Colt Model 1878/1902 revolvers in the serial number range of 43,401 to 48,097, including this example. 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 "1902", "J.T.T.", and "U.S." The complete serial number "47/225" is marked on the toe of the butt and the partial serial number "7225" is marked on the loading gate. There is a "P" marked on the bottom of the barrel directly ahead of the frame. Fitted with blade and frame groove sights, replacement checkered hard rubber grips with the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top, and lanyard loop on the butt.
Fine, retains 50% plus of the original blue finish and 60% of the original nitre blue with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina with a few scattered patches of light pitting. The modern replacement grips are very good with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.