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SN 14805. Cal. 38 Auto. Early model with checkering on front of slide, both sides. Appears to be all correct and orig. With no replaced parts or significant repairs. Right slide marked “Automatic Colt” and “Calibre 38 Rimless Smokeless”, “Model 1902”. Left side marked “Browning Patent, Pat’d April 20, 1897, Sept 9, 1902”, “Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Mfg Company. Hartford, Conn. U.S.A.” Lanyard loop swivel on left bottom corner of receiver. Mag marking “Cal. 38/Colt”. Accompanied by period holster. Colt started with SN 15,000 in this series with the intention of numbering down and this is one of the first 200 guns made of this model. PROVENANCE: The Frank H. Wheaton, III Collection. CONDITION: Bluing on slide and frame is all Colt orig. Rear sight may have been removed as slide shows small peening marks front and back. Rear grip strap has several drag marks from a ring. Fire bluing on wedge on both sides partially visible. Front grip strap shows most of the bluing with some small scratches. Ding marks around pin above trigger on right hand side. Mildly pitted bore with lands very visible. Slight pit mark on right hand side of slide. Spotting on right hand frame bottom. Scratch marks on right lower grip. Grips in very good + condition, grip screws show minor damage. Slight drag mark under lanyard loop swivel. Holster in very good condition showing verdigris on closure stud, marked “14/45A”. 51517-25 KXK (5,000-8,000) C&R – Lot 3011

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Auction: Firearms - April 2017
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