"COLT MODEL 1902 MARTIALLY MARKED SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 15182. Cal. 38 ACP. Blue finish with 6" bbl, fixed sights and front checkering on slide with rampant Colt in a 3/4 circle at left rear. Slide has standard markings with a large "U.S." on left front web of trigger guard with John T. Thompson's "JTT" inspector mark on right side of frame above trigger guard and Rinaldo A. Carr's "RAC" inspector mark on right front web of trigger guard. It has a lanyard loop in left heel of grip frame and 2-pc "COLT" marked rampant Colt hard rubber grips and a slide stop. Magazine is nickel finish with patent date on bottom. This revolver is one of a special group of only 200 U.S. Army marked pistols. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this pistol as having been shipped July 23, 1902 to Springfield Armory in a shipment of 100 same type pistols. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains about 60-70% orig glossy blue finish with most of loss apparently from holster storage in a damp climate with several areas of fine pitting now turned to a light patina. Front & backstraps are a little thin and there is a series of nicks on toe of front strap. Grips are crisp showing only very light wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with a little scuffing in a couple of grooves. A chance to own a truly rare Colt pistol. 4-31221 JR209 (6,000-10,000)"
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