** Colt US Model 1902 Philippine Constabulary Revolver

.45 Colt. 6" barrel. SN: 43471 (mfg. 1900). Blued finish, checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt logo grips. Double action, 6-shot solid frame revolver with large trigger guard, ejector rod on right of barrel and lanyard ring in butt. One-line barrel address reads "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG Co HARTFORD CT. U.S.A." with left side of barrel marked "45 COLT". Small Rampant Colt logo on lower left rear of frame, above grip. Small "R.A.C." (Rinaldo A. Carr) inspection at upper left rear of frame above grip with "OCH" (Odus C Horney) inspection at upper right rear of frame. These revolvers are found in the 43,401 to 48,097 serial number range, so this is one of the earliest revolvers in this series. This revolver is featured on pages 396 to 398 of the book "Colt's Double Action Revolver Model of 1878" by Don Wilkerson. A copy of the book is included in sale.


Very Good. Retains much of the blued finish, with moderate amounts of flaked loss and further loss from wear and carry. Exposed areas have a dull smoky-gray patina which makes the gun appear to retain more finish than it actually does when viewed under normal lighting conditions, but under strong lighting looks more mottled. All markings remain clear and crisp. Mechanically functional, crisp action with good timing, indexing and lock up. Very good bore with crisp rifling, is mostly bright with some lightly scattered pitting and some scattered oxidation. Grips very good with crisp checkering, some fading towards chocolate brown and showing some light handling marks.

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us


Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.  

CALIFORNIA & NEW JERSEY BUYERS: Due to recent changes to California and New Jersey law, we require all firearms, whether modern or antique, be shipped to a licensed FFL dealer. Please plan accordingly.

INTERNATIONAL BUYERS: Please note that Cowan's only ships firearms to a United States address regardless of antique status. It is the responsibility of the buyer to organize the export of their firearms to their country of residence. Cost of shipping to an exporter will be included on your invoice as the shipping cost, however the cost of exporting is solely the buyer's responsibility.

NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com