8/4/21 - 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 standard factory sights, markings, and grips; "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. Matching serials on frame, loading gate and cylinder. Original blue rates at maybe 70-80% with the grip frame being the most worn, but some patina and oxidation in several areas. Minty bore. Nice original grips that have some handling wear on the right panel but no cracks or chips. Fully functional in single and double action.