Blued Damascus steel barrels with single brass bead sight on the matted concave solid rib which is marked "COLTS PT F A MFG CO HARTFORD CT U S A", chambers measured 2 7/8 inches with single extractor, and choke constrictions of .025/.023 inches. Casehardened boxlock action displays light border engraving and features double triggers and a tang mounted automatic safety. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend withe ebony tip inlay and round knob pistol grip stock with blank inscription oval and hard rubber buttplate. Includes a Colt factory letter confirming the barrel length, gauge, finish (listed simply as "Blue"), grade, and very close on the weight when it was shipped to E. K. Tryon, Jr. & Company of Philadelphia, PA, on October 2, 1899. Stock measurements: 2 inch drop at comb; 3 5/16 inch drop at heel; 14 3/8 inch length of pull; weight 10 lbs. 9 oz.
Fine, showing 50% of the patterns, a mix of brown and grey patina on the balance of the barrels, 30% case colors mostly in the protected areas, areas of cleaned oxidation, and light handling evidence. The wood is fine revarnished and shows light handling marks and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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