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Colt Model 1900 .38 ACP - Serial Number 396

 

Dr. E. Wipfler Collection

Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety Serial Number 396 - 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 1900, the first year of production and is the earliest variation of the Model 1900 with rear plunge milled serrations, high polish blue, fire blued small parts and smooth walnut grips.

Colt Model 1900 serial number 396 right Side - "AUTOMATIC COLT" over "CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS".  Slide featured plunge milled serrations.

Sight Safety - close-up photo.

Model 1900 Magazine Base Plate - magazines were full nickel plated and marked "PAT'D SEPT. 9. 1884"

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