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Pistol - Colt Model 1902 Military, 1916 Object Reg. No: ST 024267

Colt Military Model 1902 automatic pistol, post-1908 production, cal. .38 in., rifled round barrel 148 mm (6 in.) long encased in slide. Manufactured by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, serial number 37417, 1916. Australian Army School of Infantry no. M 1397.
Eight shot magazine located in butt, chequered ebonite grips with Colt rampant horse logo embossed on boths sides and the word 'COLT' below upper grip fastening screw, L.H.grip with chip to front of grip, lanyard ring on L.H.side at butt. Very good original blueing retained on all metal components.
Statement Of Significance:
The 1902 Military model followed the successful 1902 Sporting model, and previously the 1900 model - the first of Colt's automatic pistols. Early 1902 Military models had a rounded hammer, and chequered finger grip on the forward portion of the slide. Both these features were dropped in 1908, and the more conventional spur hammer reinstated and the finger grip moved back to the rear of the slide. Unlike the 1902 Sporting model, the Military model featured the inclusion of a lanyard ring on the L.H.side of the butt and a magazine 3/8" longer, allowing for the increased capacity from seven to eight rounds.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Australian Army, 1957
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 13.90 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 23.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 14.80cm (6 in.)

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Tagged with: pistols american, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on slide L.H.side: COLT'S PT.F.A. MFG CO/ HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.
Stamped on slide L.H.side: PATENTED/ APR. 20. 1897. SEPT. 9. 1902
Stamped on frame L.H.side below slide: 37417
Stamped on triggerguard L.H.side: 'VP' in triangle (Verified Proof); P (Inspector's mark)
Stamped on barrel at slot with British proofmarks.
Model Name/Number: 1902 Military Model
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1916


J.L.AYALA Posted on 22 Apr 2010 8:48 AM
Tengo una pistola Colt pat.abril 1897 sep.9 1902 No Reg. 10554. Tiene el martillo redondeado.Existira alguien interesado en comprarmela

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