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Lot 3420: British Proofed Colt Flattop New Service Revolver in .455 Eley

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Excellent British Proofed Colt Flattop New Service Double Action Revolver in .455 Eley

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

Excellent British Proofed Colt Flattop New Service Double Action Revolver in .455 Eley

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Service Target
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 455 eley
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Views: 209
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 235
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1912. Standard markings and features of a Flattop New Service in addition to the British proofs on the barrel frame, and cylinder flutes. The revolver has matching serial numbers on the frame and crane. The factory checkered grips appear to be replacements from another New Service revolver. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus bright original high polish blue finish, numerous scratches and dings, light cylinder drag lines, a rub at the left muzzle, and light handling evidence. The grips are very fine with a small chip in the right toe and sharp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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