"COLT MODEL 1900 SEMI-AUTO PISTOL. SN 1050, Navy SN 50. Cal. 38ACP (38 Rimless/Smokeless). Blue finish with 6" bbl, half moon front sight & sight safety rear sight with a checkered-spur hammer. Fitted with 2-pc smooth, highly figured walnut grips. Left side of frame has Navy "U.S.N. 50" serial number and Colt inspection mark of a "B" in a triangle on left front web of trigger gaurd. Slide has usual markings on both sides. Right side of frame has serial number and there is a small trident stamped on right front web of trigger bow. Its magazine is nickel plated with patent date on bottom. This is one of the most rare of all military contracts for handguns with only fifty ever having been ordered. It is also unusual in that the Navy serial number corresponds with last two digits of factory serial number. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 93-95% glossy orig factory blue with scattered light scratches & minor edge wear & some slight thinning on slide. Sight safety & hammer retain most of their orig bright case colors and trigger most of its niter blue. Magazine retains about all of its orig nickel finish. Grips are sound with nicks & dings and retain most of their orig varnish. Grip screws retain about all of their orig niter blue. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. This pistol is suitable for inclusion in the very finest private or museum collection. 4-33327 JR224 (12,500-17,500)"
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