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