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Lot 112: Colt Single Action Army Revolver in .44 Henry Rimfire

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Scarce Documented Nickel Finish Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver in Highly Desirable .44 Henry Rimfire with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $11,000

Scarce Documented Nickel Finish Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver in Highly Desirable .44 Henry Rimfire with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 Henry RF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 114
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1881, this is an example of a highly sought after Colt Single Action Army Revolver that is chambered for the .44 Henry Rimfire cartridge. Only 1,863 Single Action Army revolvers were chambered in this caliber. The .44 rimfire series was introduced in 1875, and they were serial numbered in their own range from 1 to 1,863. Surviving examples are scarce. It has standard markings and matching serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard, back strap, and barrel. The ejector housing assembly is a replacement. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration including the rare caliber (grips not listed), as well as shipment to Hartley & Graham in New York on 30 March 1881.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 30% plus original nickel finish, strongest on the back strap and rear sides of the frame, with the balance mostly a dark brown-grey patina and some mild pitting scattered throughout. The grips are good with some minor dings and scratches, mild wear, and reattached front corner of the right panel. Mechanically excellent. One does not find these original documented .44 Rimfire Colt Single Action Army revolvers very often!



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