This Colt 1902 Military was sold to the United States Government and shipped to the Commanding Officer at the Springfield Armory in Springfield Massachusetts on July 15th, 1902. The US Government would order 200 of these pistols for testing in 1902.
The left side trigger guard is stamped with a “U.S.” and “RAC” stamped on right trigger guard bow. “J.T.T.” stamped on right side of frame above trigger guard. “RAC” stands for Rinaldo A. Carr a civilian inspector and “J.T.T.” for Capt. John T. Thompson who was an inspector at the Springfield Armory.