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Lot 2346: U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Lewis Draper/John T. Cleveland Inspected U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Lewis Draper/John T. Cleveland Inspected U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army 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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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:

The accompanying factory letter states this revolver was delivered to the U.S. Government inspector at the Colt plant on January 10, 1877, as part of a 200 unit shipment. The revolver has the duel inspection marks for Lewis Draper (L.D.) on the frame and John T. Cleveland (J.T.C.) on the barrel, cylinder and grip. "Duel inspected" Cavalry Model Single Actions are extremely desirable revolvers. Colt SAA experts Kopec and Fenn only accounted for 36 Cavalry Models with Lewis Draper sub-inspected frames in the 30693-35569 serial number range on page 45 in "Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers…a Continuing Study." Matching re-stamped serial numbers on the barrel, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The grip has faint cartouches on both sides and the year "1877" and a three digit number on the left side.

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