Early Colt Model 1902 Sporting Model - This gun
has the early milled front slide serrations and Browning's
Patent marking on the left side of the slide. During this
period of production, guns with odd numbered serial numbers
were fitted with rounded hammers and guns with even numbered
serial numbers were fitted with spur hammers. These guns
lacked the slide lock and lanyard loop as seen on the 1902
Close-up of front milled slide serrations. Notice the
small takedown hole in the bottom of the frame which was
carried over from the Model 1900.
On these early Sporting Models, the trigger, pins and
screws were fire blued. The hard rubber grips were
standard on these guns from the beginning of production.
(Another carry-over from the Model 1900)
Close-up of the right side slide markings.