Manufactured in 1879, this antique .44 WCF SAA features desirable nickel finish and antique ivory grip. The nickel plating and grip material exude late 19th century wealth, an affluent status symbol carried perhaps a prosperous rancher. The evenly worn condition certainly displays working gun character obtained through a lifetime or more of service. The barrel has the one-line Hartford address on top and "44" in small font on the underside. The frame has the three-line patent dates marking, and the left side of the trigger guard is stamped "44 CF." Matching full or partial serial numbers are found on the frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder, and cylinder. With lightly floral and border tooled leather holster.
Very good, retaining 30% original nickel plating mostly in and around the sheltered areas, otherwise displaying a classic darkened patina of a well traveled trusty sidearm. The forward portion of the frame shows extensive battering marks. The well worn grips are also very good and show similar working gun character associated with spending a lifetime in the hand and attractive color. Action cycles but needs some adjusting. The holster is very good.
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