Rare Colt Model 1902 Philippine

Type: M1902
Maker: Colt
Caliber: .45 Colt
Condition: ~70%
Bore: 7.5/10
Year: ~1902
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Availability: In stock
46556 - 25430
5/19/23 - This is a rare Colt M1902 Philippine model revolver that was manufactured upon request of the U.S. Army during the Philippine-American War and Moro Rebellion. One of only 4,600 produced! A stronger mainspring was installed to ensure the hammer had enough force to fire the .45 Long Colt government ammunition which was less sensitive than the ammunition on the civilian market. The smaller Model 1878 trigger and trigger guard were replaced with larger versions to help compensate for the resulting stiffer trigger pull. These revolvers also have a lanyard loop on the butt. This example has is matching and has "U.S.," John T. Thompson's "JTT" inspector stamp, "U.S.", and "1902" on the right side of the frame; and Rinaldo A. Carr's "R.A.C." stamp on the rear face of the cylinder, left side of the frame at the hump, and on the left side of the trigger guard. The bluing rates roughly 70% with finish loss on both sides of the frame and on the grip straps. Obvious pin-pricking and dulling of the finish throughout with brown patina covering most of the gun. Small ding on the front sight blade. The grips are a bit worn - there is a tiny crack on the bottom edge of the right panel. The bore is shiny with strong rifling for the most part, but there is spotty oxidation and some tiny pitting around the muzzle end. The tip of the hammer is broken off.
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Condition ~70%
Bore 7.5/10
Maker Colt
Year ~1902
Type M1902
Caliber .45 Colt