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Lot 132: Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Special Order First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Special Order First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 160
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

The accompanying factory letter confirms the 7 1/2 inch barrel in .45 caliber, blue finish, "wood" stocks, and special order 3 1/2 to 4 pound trigger pull. The letter also states the revolver was sold and shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, Illinois, on November 12, 1912. This was a single gun shipment. A Sheard pinned beaded blade front sight has been added (pinned to the cut down original factory blade sight). The barrel has the one-line Hartford address on top and "45 COLT" on the left side. The left side of the trigger guard has the two-line patent dates followed by a Rampant Colt. The trigger guard has a Colt factory triangle proof on the left side and a Colt factory six-pointed rework star on the right side. Matching serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% plus factory refurbished blue finish with holster type wear and grip straps thinning to gray. The hammer and frame retain 75% factory case colors. The reoiled grip is fine with a small chip at the toe (left side) and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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