SOLD - Rare, Immaculate Sight Safety Model Colt 1900 - Turnbull Restoration

Type: 1900
Maker: Colt
Caliber: .38
Condition: Restored
Bore: 3/10
Year: ~1902
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$8,500.00
Availability: Out of stock
SKU
3190 - 17607
9/30/21 - This is the very rare Colt model 1900 pistol in pristine condition as it was restored by world-renowned Turnbull Restoration Co.  There were only ~4,300 of these pistols manufactured, all from 1900-1903, with some portion going to the military, and the rest sold commercially. To make this pistol even more unique, it still features the original, unaltered pop-up rear sight.  This feature doubled as a firing pin block and a rear sight.  At a point in production, Colt decided to abandon the sight safety and offered to alter any existing examples by removing the sight safety and replacing the device with a plug that was pinned in place.  This pistol has 100% of the restored bluing remaining.  Beautiful fire blue on the pins and screws, and gorgeous case hardening on the hammer. Perfect grips but also includes the original set of hard rubber Colt grips. Bore is pitted and smoothed down unfortunately, but this is not an example you'd buy to shoot anyway.
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Condition Restored
Bore 3/10
Maker Colt
Year ~1902
Type 1900
Caliber .38