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Lot 444: Antique Colt Sheriff's Model Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Highly Desirable, Rare Antique Colt Black Powder Sheriff's Model Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,000

Highly Desirable, Rare Antique Colt Black Powder Sheriff's Model Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 452
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

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

Description:

Factory letter lists revolver with 4" barrel in .45 caliber, blue finish and wood grips when shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis on March 18, 1897. With SAA one piece walnut grip. In "A Study of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver," only around 1,000-1,200 of these "ejectorless" revolvers were estimated to have been manufactured with the majority of the production occurring before 1900 (page 69). Per Keith Cochran in "Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Volume 1," only 494 out of a grand total of 1,000 "ejectorless" SAAs were manufactured with a 4 inch barrel (page 370).

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