Manufactured in 1909 with standard markings and matching serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard and back strap, with one matching partial "8178" on the right grip panel, and an assembly number of "776" on the loading gate. The left grip panel features the inscription "L.C.C.,/July. 1911" carved into the bottom. One of 12,163 standard frame Bisley models to be produced in .38 W.C.F., compared to 38,240 standard frame Single Action Army models also produced for the caliber. A useful companion with the Winchester rifles also chambered for the caliber at the time. Also includes a period leather holster.
Good showing authentic wear as the result of a lifetime of use. Displays signs of repeated holster use with a mix of rich brown and smooth grey patina on raised areas, with strong amounts of the original blue nestled within the sheltered sections, especially on the cylinder flutes, under the ejector rod and on the trigger shoe. The grips show signs of honest wear from spending time in the hand. The bottom of the grip on the left side also features a personalized inscription from a past owner (see above). Mechanically fine. Comes with a well-used leather holster, which has intact belt slits, but is missing a retention button for the revolver itself. A period revolver with plenty of character.
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