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Lot 4290: U.S. Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model Revolver

Auction Date: February 18, 2022

U.S. Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model Revolver with Factory and Kopec Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,750

U.S. Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model Revolver with Factory and Kopec Letters

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
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.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The factory letter confirms it was part of a shipment of 200 guns to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt plant on January 20, 1891, and also list it as returned "for remodeling and cleaning and subsequently reshipped to the Commanding Officer, Springfield Armory. . . on January 29, 1902." The Kopec letter details the revolver's history and markings, and condition. He concluded the factory letter was in error regarding the return given the revolver retains its original barrel length.

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