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Colt Model 1900 .38 ACP - Serial Number 1478, Commercial

 

Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety Serial Number 1478 - The Colt Model 1900 is the first Browning designed automatic pistol model licensed to and manufactured by Colt Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company. This pistol was manufactured in 1901, the second year of production and is the first variation of the Model 1900 with rear plunge milled serrations, high polish blue, fire blued small parts and smooth walnut grips.

This Colt 1900 pistol was one of twenty-five guns shipped January 4, 1901 to Browning Brothers, Ogden, Utah.

Colt Model 1900 left side slide markings are "BROWNING'S PATENT" over "PAT'D APRIL 29, 1897" and COLT'S PATENT FIRE ARMS MFG CO." over "HARTFORD CONN U.S.A."  Serial number 1478 is on the left side of the frame above the trigger.

Colt Model 1900 Right Side - "AUTOMATIC COLT" over "CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS".  Slide features rear plunge milled serrations.

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