6,000 of these pistols were reportedly manufactured in the 1870s and 1880s with about 5,000 sold to the U.S. Army. They were inspected by Curtis R. Stickney whose initials are on the left side of the grip. The left side of the frame has the "P S" and two-line address/patent dates marking. The grip is numbered to the gun, and both grip straps have matching assembly numbers. Provenance: The Bruce M. Cady Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very fine. The barrel retains 80% plus original blue finish. The receiver and trigger guard retain 90% original case colors. The breech block and hammer have a bright appearance. 90% original nitre blue remains on the trigger. The grip is fine with a crack near the heel, some minor dings and scratches, and crisp cartouche. The forearm is fine with some minor dings. Mechanically excellent.
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