Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 35: Colt Model 1878 Sheriff's Model Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 6, 2019

Scarce and Desirable Colt Model 1878 Sheriff's Model Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Scarce and Desirable Colt Model 1878 Sheriff's Model Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 Long Colt
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 1553
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 31
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1905. The barrel is marked with the two-line Hartford address on top and "45 COLT" on the left side. The left side of the frame features a small circled Rampant Colt mark just forward of the grip. The finely checkered hammer, smooth trigger and small screw heads all have a brilliant nitre blue finish. Fitted with checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips. The loading gate is marked with assembly number "2" as is the left side of the grip frame. The cylinder face is marked "R.A.C.".

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 95% original high polished blue finish. The small parts retain most of their nitre blue finish. The barrel shows some areas of light gray surface rust, light high point and edge wear, small scratches and freckling in the grip straps. The grips are excellent some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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