Manufactured in 1878 as an ejectorless variation with a 4 1/2 inch barrel. The barrel has the sought after acid etched "COLT D.A. 38" panel on the left side. The top of the barrel has the two-line Hartford address. The left side of the frame has the three-line patent dates marking. "38 CAL" is marked on the left side of the trigger guard. Matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Excellent, retaining 90% plus original nickel finish with wear blending nicely with the original finish. The hammer, trigger, screws, and cylinder pin retain 60% original niter blue finish. The grips are very fine with high spot wear and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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