Manufactured in 1914, this Military Model of 1902 pistol exhibits the mid-production high polish blue finish and spurred hammer which was just beginning to be phased in, and was standard by approximately serial number 37000. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line patent date and two-line address arranged in two blocks with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations. The right side of the slide has the two-line caliber marking, "AUTOMATIC COLT/CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS". The left side of the frame has the serial number and "VP" and "P" on the left of the trigger guard. It is fitted with blade and rounded top notch sights, a lanyard swivel on the lower left of the grip frame, checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colts and "COLT" banners, and an unmarked full blue magazine. Provenance: The Dr. Robert Azar Collection
Excellent, retains 90% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish, 85% plus of the original case colors, and 80% plus of the original nitre blue with some scattered light handling marks, light edge wear, and some faint thinning on the back strap. The grips are also excellent with only the slightest handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.