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Lot 183: Colt Bisley Model .32 Colt Revolver

Documented Colt Bisley Model Single Action Revolver in Very Scarce .32 Colt with Copy of the Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Lot 183: Colt Bisley Model .32 Colt Revolver

Documented Colt Bisley Model Single Action Revolver in Very Scarce .32 Colt with Copy of the Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 11, 2020

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Documented Colt Bisley Model Single Action Revolver in Very Scarce .32 Colt with Copy of the Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 Colt
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 182
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1900. This revolver is one of only 160 Bisley model revolvers chambered in .32 Colt. One-line Hartford address on top of the barrel, "(BISLEY MODEL) 32 COLT." on the left of the barrel, two-line patent dates and circled Rampant Colt on the left of the frame, and matching numbers on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap, and unnumbered grips. The last three digits (146) of the serial number are stamped on the rear face of the cylinder. The included copy of the factory letter confirms the .32 Colt caliber with grips not listed as well as shipment to William Read & Sons in Boston, Massachusetts on 12 April 1900.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 70% original blue finish and 50% original case colors with the balance a brown-grey patina. The chocolate colored grips are very fine with some light handling marks, light wear, and well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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