Less than 1800 produced, with approximately 850 going to the Marine Corp and 926 civilian versions shipped elsewhere. The trigger and hammer have that renowned Colt fire bluing that really sets this gun apart from others.This particular first year production example has a unique provenance…. Colt Factory letter confirms that it was given and shipped to Wilfred E. House. “Billed to: Advertising Account” meant that it was given at no charge. Sgt. Wilfred E. House was listed as a Sharpshooter with the CT National Guard in 1903. We speculate that he was given this gun to evaluate it and potentially advocate for its adoption in the Connecticut National Guard.See supporting documents. This is a commercial/civilian marked model (no USMC on heel or inspection marks) which still landed in the hands of a Sharpshooter.
Excellent condition, Overall 90+% Antique grade. Retains 80% to 90% of its original high polish bluing, only some loss at the muzzle, high edges, and cylinder. Lettering and logo are deep and distinct, near perfect. No rust or repairs. wood grips are excellent and appear original. Assembly numbers are all matching. Function and lock up is excellent.
Barrel Length: 6″
Model: 1905 Marine Corps Revolver
Caliber: .38 Colt
Serial #: 10200