Manufactured in 1916, 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. Includes the original Colt maroon box hand numbered to the gun.
Excellent, retains 97% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish and 90% plus of the vibrant case colors on the hammer with some light edge wear. The grips are also excellent with a few scattered very light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with some mild wear, tape repairs, and a separated edge of the lid. It would be very difficult to find a better condition example!
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