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Lot 3264: Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Scarce Documented Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Storekeepers Model Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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

Scarce Documented Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Storekeepers Model Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 577
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 154
Class: Antique
Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver as having a 4 inch barrel in 44 caliber with nickel finish and stocks not listed when shipped to E. C. Meacham Arms Company in St. Louis, Missouri on February 26, 1889. Blade front and frame notch rear sight, ejectorless four inch barrel marked "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" on the left and "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co/HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A." on the top, and checkered hard rubber grips with rampant colt in oval motif. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Good, retaining traces of original nickel finish with the majority of surfaces a smooth gray and brown patina and a couple small patches of light pitting. Grips are fine replacements with an attractive aged coloration, crisp checkering and clear motifs. Mechanically fine.



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