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Lot 2345: U.S. Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Revolver, Letter

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

U.S. David F. Clark Inspected Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

U.S. David F. Clark Inspected Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Revolver with Factory Letter

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

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

According to the accompanying factory letter, this is one of 89 revolvers delivered to the U.S. Government inspector at the Colt plant on May 12, 1880. The "US" re-stamped frame has the David F. Clark "DFC" inspector marking, which is repeated on the barrel and cylinder. Matching re-stamped numbers are on the frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder, and barrel. The grip has faint cartouches on both sides and the date "1880" on the left side.

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