Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 107: Colt Black Powder Frame Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Highly Desirable, Nickel Plated Black Powder Colt Etched Panel Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $11,000 - $17,000

Highly Desirable, Nickel Plated Black Powder Colt Etched Panel Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Frontier Six Shooter
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 110
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1889, this is a much sought after example of an acid etched panel black powder and fully factory nickel plated Colt Single Action Army revolver in 44-40 WCF. The left side of the barrel has the acid etched “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” panel. This highly desirable etched barrel panel was officially replaced by the Colt factory in the 120,000 serial number range with the much easier to produce and larger roll-stamping. The top of the barrel has the stamped one-line Hartford address, the left side of the frame has the stamped three-line patent dates marking, and the underside of the barrel has the correct small "44" marking. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The loading gate is marked with the assembly number "4" and it is fitted with a pair of original eagle pattern hard rubber grips.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retains 85% plus of the untouched original nickel finish with the balance a smooth grey patina with a few scattered patches of light pitting and some frosting. The etched panel is excellent. The grips are excellent with minimal handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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