Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1408: Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Very Fine Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Very Fine Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1902 Military
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 38 Colt auto
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 305
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1918, this Military Model of 1902 pistol exhibits the mid-production high polish blue finish and spurred hammer which 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 "1" 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 a full blue magazine marked "CAL. 38/COLT" on the base. Provenance: The Mel Raucher Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% of the original blue finish and strong traces of the original case colors on the hammer with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on the grip straps and edges. The grips are fine with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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