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Colt Model 1900 .38 ACP - General Characteristics

Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety .38 ACP - Right Side

Colt Model 1900 Pistol

Capacity of Magazine  7 shots
Weight 35 ounces
Finish Full Blued with either Smooth Wood or Black Hard Rubber Stocks
Safety Sight Safety or Sight Safety Altered
Length of Barrel 6 inches
Length Overall 9 inches
Total Production 4,274
Dates Shipped 02/14/00 - 05/27/13 (single gun shipment to Albert Foster, Jr.)

Colt Model 1900 .38 ACP Production Variations

Five Colt Model 1900 .38 ACP Variations.

Colt Model 1900 Sight Safety, Sight Safety Altered and Hammer Variations

Colt Model 1900 - Rear of hammer

Rear of hammer - showing sight safety in "sight" position.

Model 1900 Sight Safety in Safe position

Sight Safety in "safety" position (safety is engaged)

From left to right:  High spur hammer with sight safety, stub hammer with sight safety altered, high spur hammer with sight safety altered and high spur hammer with sight safety altered with variation in hammer checkering.

Factory Alteration to Sight Safety - sight safety has been removed and plugged with a piece of steel.  A second pin was inserted in the rear of the slide to secure the block.  Top of slide was modified with a dovetail to accept the new rear sight.  Colt Model 1900 serial number 4018 is pictured on the left and serial number 4264 is pictured on the right.  Note the variation in hammer checkering.

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