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Lot 1210: Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Fine Acid Etched Panel Black Powder Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Fine Acid Etched Panel Black Powder Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 173
Class: Antique
Description:

The .44-40 WCF SAA has found a special place in the hearts of Peacemaker collectors. When introduced in 1877, the .44-40 WCF SAA was intended to be used injunction with the another legendary Western icon, the Winchester Model 1873 Rifle, which used the same cartridge. This example was manufactured in 1880. The left side of the barrel has the highly desirable "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" in an acid etched panel. In 1889 this highly desirable acid etched panel was replaced with a roll stamped marking. The barrel has the correct "44" caliber designation stamped in small font on the underside. The top of the barrel is stamped with the one-line Hartford address. The left side of the frame has the three-line patent dates marking. The left side of the trigger guard is stamped "44 CF." Matching full or partial serial numbers appear on the frame (factory double struck), trigger guard, back strap, cylinder, and barrel.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 30% plus original blue finish and 40% plus of the original case colors, mostly visible in the protected areas of the frame with a mix of smooth brown and gray patinas. The acid etched barrel panel is clear. The grip is also very good with some minor dings, high edge wear and most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent.



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