Manufactured in 1888. The scarce and desirable 6 inch barrel features the acid etched "Colt D.A. 38" panel marking on the left side. Matching serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Includes a H.H. Heiser of Denver, Colorado, skeleton pattern shoulder holster rig, circa 1910-1920, that accommodates this revolver. The revolver and holster rig are pictured together and identified in Richard Rattenbury's "Packing Iron" on page 156. According to Rattenbury, this Heiser holster "was a knock-off of the original Zimmerman/Furstnow design with the addition of a flap leather cover over the grip and hammer area of the pistol." Provenance: The John Fox Collection
Fine, retaining 70% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth brown patina and very good worn grips. Mechanically excellent. The very good holster rig shows authentic use. A rarely encountered western frontier revolver rig that would be a welcomed addition to any Colt or American West collection. The holster alone is missing from even the most advanced collections.
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