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Lot 3249: Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

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

Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Bisley
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 Long Colt
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: hard rubber
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 146
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1907, this is one of 8,005 standard Bisley revolvers chambered in .45 LC. The revolver has the distinctive Bisley Model humpback profile grip, curved hammer with wide spur, higher frame, larger trigger guard and longer, wider trigger. The barrel is marked "(BISLEY MODEL) 45 COLT" on the left side, and the one-line Hartford address is marked on top. The left side of the frame has the two-line patent marking followed by a circled Rampant Colt. The ampersand mark is on the right side of the trigger guard indicating it was sent back to the Colt factory. "812B" is marked on the grip frame, "812" is marked on the loading gate arm, and "5098" is marked inside the grips. Matching full serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as factory rebarrelled/refurbished with 97% of the blue finish and 98% of the case colors remaining and only a few minor marks and scratches and minor handling wear. The grips are also very fine and have crisp checkering and emblems and minor age and storage related wear. Mechanically excellent.

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