Manufactured in 1896. The top of the barrel is marked with the two-line Colt address, the left side is marked "41 COLT", and the left side of the frame is marked with the two-line, three-patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The loading gate is marked with the assembly number "901". Standard blade front and frame notch rear sights, and fitted with a pair of checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colts at the tops. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips not listed) as well as shipment to Lee, Clarke, Andreesen Hardware Co. in Omaha, Nebraska on 25 July 1896.
Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish and traces of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey or brown patina and a few scattered patches of light surface pitting. The front sight is trimmed down slightly. The grips are also very good with some mild wear and some minor dings in the butts of both panels. Mechanically excellent.
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