Lot 3256: Colt - Single Action
|Extraordinary Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Steer Head Ivory Grips and Original Box|
|Estimated Price: $37,500 - $55,000|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Colt||Model||Single Action|
|Type||Revolver||Gauge||45 LC||Catalog Page||101|
|Barrel||4 3/4 Inch Round||Finish||Blue/casehardened||Grip||Steer Craved Ivory Medallion|
|Stock||Class||Curio & Relic Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||Manufactured in 1940, the last year of the First Generation Single Action Army revolver. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address and "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 45" on the left side. The left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the Rampant Colt. The upper left front of the trigger guard is marked with the Colt triangle "VP" proofmark and the number "4". The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame and on the right side of the grip straps under the grip. The matching last two digits of the serial number "40" is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder. The matching assembly number "79" is marked on the loading gate and right rear of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened frame, blade front and frame notch rear sights and fitted with two piece ivory grips with a steer head carved on the right panel and silver Colt medallions. Complete with an original paper covered cleaning brush and the original maroon hinged lid box numbered to the gun with "IVORY" over "RUBBER" for the grips and "Gvd Steers Hd Ivory" sticker on the lid end flap.
|Condition||Near new in original box. The revolver retains 99% original blue finish with a faint double drag line on the cylinder and some light spotting on the grip straps. The frame also retains 99% original bright vivid case colors. The grips are excellent with an attractive patina in the pronounced grain with some dark age stress lines on the bottom and left side medallion. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. The box is fine with a reglued corner on the lid and some loss of the maroon material on the corners and edges.|
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