Colt Semi-auto Pistol Model 1902 Sporting, blue, 6" bbl. and chambered in .38 ACP with hard rubber checkered grips. This pistol was manufactured in 1905, has the early, case colored high hammer, fire-blue screws & trigger and the brass firing pin. The serial number is 80xx with the condition of barrel as excellent, overall about 70% blue remaining on slide and frame and grips as near perfect. This is John Browning's first successful patented semi-auto pistol and led to the popular 1911 Colt model. The action and workings of this gun are excellent but being over 100 years old one would expect some bluing loss and some corrosion in spots, there is that here with this gun. The faded or worn areas have turned brownish and a few of the screws and pins show use. Still a very nice addition to a collection, they are not as available as they once were and this is one of the rather early guns.