.45 Colt, 6" barrel, S/N 47388 (mfg. ca 1900). Blued finish, checkered hard rubber rampant Colt grips. One-line barrel address reads: COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co HARTFORD, CT. USA. Left side of barrel marked .45 COLT. Left rear of frame with rampant Colt logo. Forward left side of triggerguad and upper rear left of frame and rear of cylinder with R.A.C. inspection marks. Right side of frame with U.S. under cylinder, J.T.T. inspection above grip and date 1902 at bottom rear of frame. Rear of cylinder and loading gate both correctly numbered 7388. Right grip panel numbered 88, the last two digits in the gun's serial number. Lanyard ring in butt. These large triggerguard variations of the Colt M1878 Frontier were acquired by the US military for Philippine service. This gun is accompanied by an original leather cartridge belt with the Philippine Constabulary "PC" two-piece buckle and a correctly modified US M1884 holster for use with the large triggerguard revolver that is marked LANZ OWEN & CO / CHICAGO on the rear. While these martially marked examples are hard to find in fine condition, the accompanying accoutrements are extremely rare.
Fine. Retains most of the original blued finish, with some loss due to wear, scuffs and a thumb-sized patch of wear on top of the barrel. Retains much of the brilliant fire blue on the trigger, top of hammer and screws. A couple of screws with minor slot wear. Sides of the hammer polished bright as appropriate. Mechanically fine, fine bore. Grips crisp and fine. Holster fine, with only some minor finish loss, mostly on the flap. Belt very good. A very rare complete set, seldom offered for sale.
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