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Lot 3147: Antique Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver

Desirable Antique Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3147: Antique Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Revolver

Desirable Antique Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Desirable Antique Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 116
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1883, the included factory letter confirms the current configuration (grips not listed), as well as shipment to Hartley & Graham in New York on 22 October 1883. The top of the barrel has the standard one-line address and the left is marked "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" in an etched panel. "44.C.F." is marked on the left of the trigger guard. It is fitted with the standard blade and frame notch sights, as well as a pair of checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colts at the tops and a lanyard loop on the butt.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retains 30% of the original blue finish, mostly in sheltered areas and the sides of the frame, with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth brown grey patina and a well-defined etched panel. The grips are also very good with a noticeable chip absent from the back edge of the left panel and otherwise light wear. Mechanically needs work/adjustment, as the cylinder spins freely.



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