Rare Colt 1901 New Army
Dated 1902 with U.S. Military Markings
Rare triple inspection marks
in .38 Long Colt
This pistol is the type carried during
the Philippine-American War, the Boxer Rebellion, the
Mexican Revolution and WW1. It was replaced by the model
1917 due mostly to the complaints of the ammunition being to
weak in stopping power.
This is a relatively rare triple Colt
inspector marked all on same side of the frame.
were the initials that belonged to a one Leroy E. Briggs who
was an Army Captain that inspected revolvers rebuilt and
refurbished at Remington's Bridgeport plant between 1898 to
1917 and the other set of letters, J.T.T belonged to
none other than US Army Captain John Taliaferro Thompson who
will go on to invent the Thompson Machine Gun, a.k.a. Tommy
Gun in 1919. J.T.T. is the one of main interest. Some
of these guns are devoid of inspector marks or just have
R.A.C. for Renaldo A. Carr who is the most common
inspector mark on these guns.
This pistol has obviously been carried but
never fired much. The bore is very good to excellent, about
8+/10. The bluing is about 65% left.
The grips have some scaring on the bottoms but no chips or
cracks and are numbered to the gun. On the bottom of the
frame grip is the model designation but at sometime in the
past, the serial number was filed off. The serial numbers
inside the cylinder swing arm are matching. The action works perfectly. Overall it
is in very good condition for the age.
The pictures will tell you more.
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