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Auction Date: February 16, 2017

Lot 90: Colt 1878 Revolver 44-40

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Documented San Francisco Shipped Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Holster
Estimated Price: $3,250 - $4,750
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Serial #Colt 1878 Revolver 44-40 ManufacturerColt Model1878
TypeRevolver Gauge44-40 Catalog Page13
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Round FinishBlue GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassAntique RatingOF NPRF WB
Rating DefinitionOF - FAIR: some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken.
NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.
WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN
DescriptionThe factory letter copy confirms the configuration and that it was shipped to Colt's San Francisco Agency on August 25, 1891. The holster is fine and has moderate rub wear.

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