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Lot 2468: Colt "Pinched Frame" Style Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: February 4, 2021

Desirable Black Powder Frame Colt "Pinched Frame" Style Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Estimated Price: $16,000 - $22,500

Desirable Black Powder Frame Colt "Pinched Frame" Style Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 124
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - 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; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

The accompanying factory letter lists serial number 91 Colt SAA with a blue finish and .45 caliber chambering when shipped to J.P. Moores Sons of New York City on May 30, 1874. This shipment was for 15 units. It has the reconstructed "pinched frame" rear sight found only on civilian Single Action Army revolvers below serial number 200 and government test model revolvers. The "91" is stamped on the frame. Renumbered to match trigger guard, back strap, barrel and cylinder (rear face). The loading gate has the assembly number "19." The replacement barrel has the italic one-line Hartford address. The left side of the remarked frame has the two-line, two patent dates marking. The left side of the trigger guard is stamped "45 CAL." The front sight is plated in nickel. The ejector rod has the early "bullseye" head.

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