Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 113: U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Rinaldo A. Carr Inspected U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army Revolver with U.S. Holster Rig and Factory and John Kopec Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Rinaldo A. Carr Inspected U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Single Action Army Revolver with U.S. Holster Rig and Factory and John Kopec Letters

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 114
Class: Antique
Description:

The accompanying factory letter states that this Cavalry Model revolver was delivered to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt plant on April 30, 1890. This was a 300 gun shipment. Additional information is obtained from the included John Kopec letter of authentication. According to Kopec, the revolver was likely issued to the 8th Cavalry and probably escaped recall for Artillery configuration because it was issued to a state militia. U.S. Cavalry Model revolvers in the serial number range 131187-140361 were inspected by Ordnance Sub-Inspector Rinaldo A. Carr. Carr's sub-inspector "RAC" mark is found on the barrel, frame, and cylinder. "P" proofmarks are stamped on the cylinder and barrel. The left side of the frame has the three-line patent dates marking followed by "U.S." The top of the barrel has the one-line Hartford address. A "K" Colt inspection mark is stamped below the serial number on the back strap. The matching full serial number is on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. Both sides of the grip have faint cartouches. The matching partial serial number ("1678") is on the cylinder and barrel. Comes with a U.S. leather holster and belt. The belt has a "US" buckle. The exterior of the holster flap is stamped "G27/ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL/EHS" and "JJL."

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel and ejector rod housing retain 30% original blue finish and the grip straps retain some original blue finish in and around the protected areas with the balance as smooth gray patina. The cylinder has been partially refinished with some original blue remaining in the flutes. The frame retains traces of original case colors in the protected areas and slight grinding along the cylinder cut-out. The front sight and firing pin are replacements. The hammer has been refinished. The grips are good with a couple small chips near the butt. Mechanically excellent. The holster rig is very good with age cracking and overall tight stitching. A representative U.S. Colt Cavalry Model Revolver holster rig.



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