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Lot 3212: Texas Shipped Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Documented Texas Shipped Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Documented Texas Shipped Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 WCF
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 133
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1920 with standard one-line address on top of the barrel and caliber marking on the left, two-line patent dates followed by the Rampant Colt on the left of the frame, and matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard, back strap and each of the grip panels. The rear face of the matching cylinder is numbered "15", the las two digits of the serial number. The included factory letter confirms the 5 1/2 inch barrel in .32-20 caliber and blue finish when sold and shipped to Momsen, Dunnegan & Ryan Co., El Paso, Texas on November 17, 1920.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish and 50% original case colors with a brown gray patina on the balance, a cylinder drag line, and some handling marks. Grips are very fine with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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