June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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This Cavalry revolver is accompanied by a John Kopek letter, stating that this serial number was manufactured in 1875, inspected by Samuel B. Lewis with A.P. Casey sub-inspector in charge. Kopek indicates this revolver was part of an order for 100 pistols January 7th, 1875 destined for the state of Iowa, but could have originated from a missing report. The National Archives state that a revolver was issued to Company F 6th Cavalry as of August 3rd, 1888. The fact that this revolver, 16392, still remains in original cavalry configuration with all matching numbers strongly indicates that it escaped the recall as it was stored in a state armory. You will find matching numbers on barrel, frame, cylinder, trigger guard and backstrap. You will find the "L" stamp for Lewis under the barrel, on trigger guard and on top of backstrap, as well as back of cylinder (all matching). Another indication that this revolver was stored at a State Militia is its current condition; the barrel is a soft brown patina with razor sharp legends and bright blue under the extractor. The extractor has bright blue in recesses, frame exhibits traces of case colors, straps are grey patina with some blue on trigger guard. Cylinder is a soft brown patina with blue in flutes. Fairly straight screw heads with generous amounts of blue finish. Has the early donut-style ejector head. One piece walnut grips that are in very good condition with the exception of slight chip at front toes. Early two line patent address with "US" stamp. Left walnut grip panel has a visible but not readable cartouche. Indexes and locks up with all four clicks. Strong, clean, near mint rifling. Extremely nice and clean early production Colt Cavalry.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 LC
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
Single Action Army
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
16392
(A) EARLY U.S. COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY CAVALRY REVOLVER.
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $12,000.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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