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Lot 271: Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Excellent Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Excellent 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: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 261
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1919, 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 "W" 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.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 90% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish, 75% of the original nitre blue on the trigger, and 85% plus of the vibrant original case colors on the hammer with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on edges and the grip straps, and a small dot of gold paint and two small patches of very light surface pitting on the front left of the slide. The grips are excellent with only the slightest handling marks, crisp checkering, and an attractive chocolate tone. Mechanically excellent.

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