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Lot 397: Colt New Service Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Excellent Documented Colt New Service Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Excellent Documented Colt New Service Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Service
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 Long Colt
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 289
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver as having a 7 1/2 inch barrel in 45 caliber, with a blue finish and stocks not listed when shipped to John Pritzlaff Hardware Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on July 22, 1913. It features blade front and frame notch rear sights, flat cylinder release, checkered hard rubber grips with "COLT" at the top, and lanyard loop on the butt. Provenance: The Buckstix Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus original bright high polish blue finish with scattered handling marks, light muzzle wear, a cylinder drag line, and some spotting on the cylinder. Grips are fine with a small chip visible in both lower panels and otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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