Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety Serial
Number 482 - 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,
smooth walnut grips and first type of magazine.
Factory letter indicates that this was one
of five pistols shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett &
Company, Chicago, Illinois on July 20, 1900.
Colt Model 1900 Right Side - "AUTOMATIC COLT" over
"CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS". Slide featured plunge
Accompanying the pistol is an original period tooled
Colt Model 1900 top of slide
Colt Model 1900 - showing the matching serial
number to the number on the frame
Front Grip Strap and Trigger - front of trigger
still shows traces of fire blue.
Magazine well - magazine release has been
Takedown hole in the underside of the frame -
This hole is present on all Model 1900 pistols and on early
Model 1902 Sporting Model Pistols.
Colt 1900 in original period tooled leather holster.
Front view of Colt 1900 holster.
Rear view of Colt 1900 holster.