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Auction Date: February 18, 2017

Lot 4163: Two Colt Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

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A) Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver
Estimated Price: $800 - $1,300
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Serial #Two Colt Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters ManufacturerColt Model1878
TypeRevolver Gauge44-40 Catalog Page241
Barrel4 3/34 Inch Round FinishBlue GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingOE
Rating DefinitionOE - GOOD: some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.
DescriptionManufactured in 1904. Factory letter verifies features, except grips that are not listed and that it was shipped to Simmons Hardware in St. Louis, Mo; on January 12, 1904.

B) Colt Model 1877 Lightning Revolver with Holster Rig
Serial #Colt Lightning Revolver 38 ManufacturerColt ModelLightning
TypeRevolver Gauge38 Catalog Page241
Barrel4 1/2 Inch Round FinishBlue/casehardened GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingOD
Rating DefinitionOD - VERY GOOD: all original parts; none to 30% original finish.
DescriptionManufactured in 1901. Factory letter verifies the caliber, barrel length, blue finish, grips not listed and that it was shipped to A. Baldwin & Co. in New Orleans, La., on November 26, 1901. Comes with a leather Slim Jim type holster (good), belt, and a W.A. Decrow marked cartridge pouch (fair).

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