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 Colt Model 1855 Half Stock Rifle
Sturm, Ruger & Co. continues on with their co-founder’s legacy by offering one of the world’s widest varieties of firearms produced by
any single manufacturer. As one observer put it, “There is a Ruger gun for virtually every sporting, personal-defense, military and police purpose. This unprecedented, unequaled and unsurpassed line is manufactured entirely in Ruger factories in America.”
CONDITION: Excellent. The barrel retains 85% plus original blue finish. The frame and cylinder retain 90% original high polished blue
finish. The trigger guard retains half of the original blue finish and the buttplate retains traces of original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. 60% original case colors remain on the hammer and loading lever. The wood is also excellent with a slight, barely noticeable chip at the toe, some minor dings and scratches and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent. This exceptional and rarely encountered Colt Deluxe Model 1855 Half Stock Sporting Percussion Rifle would be difficult to improve upon. This is certainly one of the finest examples of the Colt Model 1855 Revolving Rifle extant. A must have for the serious Colt collector.
Provenance: The William Ruger Collection; The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 25,000 - 40,000

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