Lot #3139
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Lot 3140: Colt 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver with Factory Letter

Very Fine Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3140: Colt 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver with Factory Letter

Very Fine Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500
Price Realized:

Very Fine Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 397
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 113
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips not listed) of this revolver when shipped in a 1 gun shipment to Schoverling, Daly & Gables in New York on July 7th, 1883. The barrel has the one-line Hartford address on top and "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" marked on the left. The underside of the barrel is correctly marked "44" is small font. Matching serial number "395" marked on the rear of the cylinder and "95" on the loading gate and grip frame. Includes a modern box handnumbered to the gun, and a copy of the book "Colt's Double Action Revolver" by Don Wilkerson. Provenance: The Don and Carol Wilkerson Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 70% plus bright original high polish blue finish with flaking and brown on the balance, and some scattered patches of light pitting. The grips are also very fine with limited handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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