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Lot 1157: Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Location: Bedford, TX

Auction Date: December 9, 2023

Lot 1157: Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Auction Location: Bedford, TX

Auction Date: December 9, 2023

Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized:

Colt Model 1878 Double Barrel Hammer Shotgun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 30 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 503
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 142
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1879. Blued Damascus steel barrels with a single bead sight on the smooth solid rib, and chambers measured 2 3/4 inches with a single extractor. The casehardened rebounding hammer action is unadorned aside from the factory "Colt's Pt. F. A. Mfg. Co." marking on either lockplate and features a set of double triggers. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered splinter forend with ebony tip inlay and round knob pistol grip stock with blued steel buttplate. Barrel and stock measurements (R/L): bore diameter nine inches from the breech .739/.738 inches; choke constriction .014/.014 inches; minimum wall thickness .043/.037 inches; 2 inch drop at comb; 3 3/16 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 12 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, showing a mostly smooth brown patina on the barrels with strong patterns, 50% vibrant case colors with the balance a fine grey, 90% blue on the triggerguard and toplever, and overall light handling evidence. There is a small crack at the upper tang to the right; otherwise, the wood is very good with some light dings and scratches and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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