October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
Finding an Artillery Model with all matching serial numbers is an extreme rarity. It is apparent this was part of the 1893 recall and all the parts on this revolver were serviceable, therefore the only alterations made at the time were shortening the barrel to 5-1/2" and a new pair of "RAC" Renaldo Carr grips were installed. Revolver has full or partial matching numbers on frame, barrel, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. "DFC" David Clark inspector mark is on cylinder and frame. Trigger guard has a sub-inspector "G". CONDITION: The barrel and housing retain approximately 90% of the Arsenal reapplied blued finish done at time of conversion. Right side of the frame still retains approximately 20% case colors, balance is simply gun metal patina. Frame screws retain generous amounts of nitre blue and are still concentric. Backstrap retains 75% arsenal blue, starting to thin; approximately same amount on trigger guard. No visible colors on hammer. Cylinder retains approximately 70% arsenal blue with freckling on about half od the cylinder where it rested. Grips exhibit some homemade checkering. No visible cartouches on left of right but a distinct "RAC" on left panel at bottom. Locks up like new. Bore has strong, clean lands and bright grooves. A far better than average Artillery that saw use in the Philippines and Cuba after its conversion. Extremely fine condition for these usually well-worn revolvers and difficult to find with all matching numbers especially for a gun issued during the Indian Wars.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
5 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
SAA Artillery
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
116495
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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