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      LOT 578
Documented Canadian Shipped Colt Model 1902 Military Semi-Automatic Pistol with
Factory Letter - Serial no. 38779, 38 Colt auto
cal., 6 inch round bbl., blue finish, black hard rubber grips. This is an excellent, Colt Model 1902 Military pistol that was manufactured in early
1916. This pistol comes with a Colt factory letter that lists this as being in a shipment of 5 pistols sent to Miller Morse Hardware Company in Winnipeg, Canada. This model was one of the first truly successful Colt semi-automatic pistols and is easily distinguished
from the Sporting Model by the square butt, slide lock on the left side of the slide and lanyard swivel on the lower left side of the frame. The left of the slide has a two-line, two-block marking that are all in the later style, block letters that consist of “PATENTED/APR.20.1897.
SEPT.9,1902” followed by “COLT’S PT.F.A.MFG.CO./HARTFORD, CT.U.S.A.” The right side is marked “AUTOMATIC COLT/CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. The Rampant Colt trademark is stamped behind the slide serrations on the left side. This model has the grip serrations on the rear of the slide and a spur hammer. The pistol has the Colt high
polish commercial blue finish and case hardened hammer. The serial number is stamped on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard. The left side of the trigger guard bow is stamped with Colt “VP” proofmark and “1” assembler’s mark. It comes with one all
blued unmarked magazine.
CONDITION: Excellent with 97% of the original blue finish overall with edge and high spot wear, minor blue loss on the front edge of the slide with some minor scratches, thinning and spotting of the blue finish on the sides of the slide in some areas. The hammer retains 98% of its case colors. The grips are in excellent condition. A really nice, high condition, Colt Military Model 1902 semi- automatic pistol.
Estimate: 7,500 - 9,000
          LOT 579
Very Fine World War I U.S. Colt Model 1911 Semi- Automatic Pistol with Holster, Belt, and Pouches - Serial no. 227030, 45 ACP cal., 5 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1918 and shipped to Springfield Armory on 5 February 1918, nine months before the end of World War I. The left of the slide is marked with the two-line, two-block patent dates and address with the Rampant Colt behind the serrations, while the right has the standard “MODEL OF 1911 U.S. ARMY” marking. The left of the frame has the U.S. property marking and “GHS” inspection mark and the serial number is on the left. The full blued barrel is marked “P/H” on the chamber. Fitted with blade and notch sights, wide checkered hammer, long smooth trigger, short grip safety, diamond pattern checkered grips, and an unmarked two-tone magazine. Includes a “US” marked Boyt leather holster, canvas belt, M.C. Whitmore canvas dual magazine pouch, two extra magazines, and a field dressing pouch with tin Bauer & Black first aid packet. CONDITION: Very fine, retains 80% plus of the original brushed blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the cleaned front grip strap that a has a few pinprick spots of pitting, and a few patches of dark oxidation. The grips are also very fine with a few scattered minor dings and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster, belt, and pouches are very good with some mild wear. Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500

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