Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3136: U.S. Colt Model 1878/1902 "Alaskan/Philippine" Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Very Fine U.S. Colt Model 1878/1902 "Alaskan/Philippine" Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Very Fine U.S. Colt Model 1878/1902 "Alaskan/Philippine" Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Item Views: 385
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 116
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1900. The right side of the frame is marked with the U.S. inspector initials "JTT", "1902", and "US.", and the left side of the frame, left side of the trigger guard and the rear cylinder face have the inspector initials "RAC." A "P" proof mark is found on the rear cylinder face and underside of barrel, which also has a "K" inspection mark. The cylinder and loading gate are numbered to the gun. Includes a Philippine Insurrection Service Medal and ribbon.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish and 80% plus of the original nitre blue with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, most noticeably at the muzzle and on the back strap. The grips are also very fine showing an attractively aged chocolate-brown color, a few scattered light handling marks, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The medal and ribbon are excellent with minimal wear.

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