Lot 1157: Colt - Single Action Army
|Pre-1900 Colt Single Action Army Revolver|
|Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,500|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Colt||Model||Single Action Army|
|Type||Revolver||Gauge||45 LC||Catalog Page||69|
|Barrel||7 1/2 Inch Round||Finish||Blue/casehardened||Grip||Hard Rubber|
|Stock||Class||Curio & Relic Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||Manufactured in 1899. The revolver has the smokeless powder frame with the transverse cylinder pin introduced about serial number 180,000. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address and "45 COLT." on the left side. The left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The assembly number "990" is marked on the loading gate. Blue finish with casehardened frame and hammer, blade front and frame notch rear sights and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips numbered to another gun with the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top.
|Condition||Very fine. The revolver retains 70% original blue finish with thinning on the barrel, edge wear and cycling scratches on the cylinder, and a smooth mottled brown patina on the grip straps. The frame retains 50% original case colors with some areas faded to a smooth dove gray patina. The grips are slightly undersize and remain very fine with crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.|
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