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Lot 3260: Colt First Generation Single Action Army with Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Birmingham Proofed Oklahoma Shipped Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Birmingham Proofed Oklahoma Shipped Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 769
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 153
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The accompanying factory letter lists the revolver as having a 4 3/4 inch barrel chambered in .38/40 with blue finish and stocks not listed when shipped to Bonebrake Hardware & Iron Co. in El Reno, Oklahoma on October 18, 1907. This revolver also features an "FB/3" Birmingham private view proof mark, above the frame serial number, dating to 1980. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 50% original blue finish and 30% original case colors with a smooth gray and brown patina on the balance as well as pitting on the recoil shield. Grips are very fine with a couple small handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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