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Lot 1295: Colt First Generation Single Action Model Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Very Fine Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

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

Very Fine Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 41 Long Colt
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 139
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter states this revolver was shipped on June 2, 1906 to Norvell Shapleigh Hardware Co. of St. Louis, MO as part of a 20 gun shipment with a 4 3/4 inch barrel in .41 caliber and blue finish. In standard Colt fashion the grips are "Not Listed." Both grip panels have been renumbered to the gun. Matching full serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% plus bright original high polish blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. 75% original case colors remain on the hammer and frame. The replacement grips are also very fine with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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