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Lot 1540: Antique Colt Commercial New Army & New Navy Model Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Exceptional Antique Colt Commercial New Army & New Navy Model Double Action Revolver with Cartridges

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Exceptional Antique Colt Commercial New Army & New Navy Model Double Action Revolver with Cartridges

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 Long Colt
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 417
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 279
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1896 with the two-line address and patent date marking ending with "MAR.5.95" on top of the barrel and the caliber marking on the left. A circled Rampant Colt is on the left of the frame, the yoke and cylinder latch have the assembly number "783", and the serial number is on the butt. Fitted with tall blade and frame notch sights and a pair of the hard rubber grips with "COLT" over the Rampant Colt at the tops. Includes an unopened 50-count box of Remington-U.M.C. .38 Long Colt cartridges. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 95% plus of the original blue finish and 98% plus of the original nitre blue with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the back strap and toe of the grip frame, and a light cylinder drag line. The grips are excellent with minimal handling evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box of cartridges is very fine showing some mild wear and unbroken factory seal.



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