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Serial No. 344 was shipped on August 17th, 1878 in a shipment of five guns to B. Kittredge Arms Co. in nickel finish with 7-1/2" barrel, .45 Colt and was furnished with Omnipotent roll mark (etched on barrel) with stocks not listed. This was only the second shipment of Omnipotents to Kittredge and the first with nickel guns as stated in "Colt’s Double Action Revolver Model of 1878" by Don Wilkerson, page 235. The so-called early-fat grip checkered walnut grips were standard at time. The gun exists today, just as listed in letter with nickel finish, fire blue trigger, back of hammer and screws; and finished with a lanyard ring. Barrel address is sharp. ".45 CAL" is stamped on left front trigger bow. Matching serial number on bottom of barrel and back of cylinder. The "OMNIPOTENT" legend is slightly worn but completely visible with all letters intact. Barrel retains approximately 90% original nickel, factory finish with light muzzle wear. 90% finish on frame turning grey forward of cylinder on both sides, with handling marks on both sides. Cylinder retains approximately 75% original nickel with wear on ends and bubbling/flaking on balance. Grips are excellent with usual minor dings. Indexes correctly. Fine, clean bore with minor abrasion. Generous amounts of fire blue. The term "Omnipotent" was coined by the Kittredge firm as a sales tool. It is arguably one of the scarcest and most in-demand Model 1878's ever made. These are seldom seen and eagerly sought and sports the so-called fat grip found only on First Models.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
1878
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
344
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $10,000 - $14,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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