October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
In the Kopec letter dated 2015, John offer’s the following observations: this revolver was manufactured in 1890; the Ordnance inspector was Captain Stanhope E. Blunt with Renaldo A. Carr as sub-inspector. He could not locate this serial number in the National Archives and surmises the majority of these late Cavalry models that have survived as all original was that they were issued to states militia units from 1890 through 1895. Others were never issued from the Arsenal. The subject revolver shows considerable, honest wear, indicating a working gun either by the US Cavalry or by a cowboy. He noticed the tiny initial “K” in four locations for Mr. A. Kind, a Colt factory employee working on military contract revolvers 1890 to 1891. He notes that the Ordnance inspector cartouche has worn from grip but they are correct and serial number is written within backstrap channel. He determines the revolver retains a natural blue-brown patina throughout with no evidence of buffing with some deep rust pitting on the periphery of the cylinder. This revolver has the three line patent address on frame with “US” and new style ejector head. Barrel legends are sharp. Walnut grips are excellent, slightly chipped at left front toe and short at right. RAC stamp is found on barrel, frame and cylinder. The letter “K” is stamped on trigger guard, backstrap, end of ejector housing; cannot find the fourth “K” without tearing gun apart which we did not do as it has already been stripped once. There are flashes of blue in recesses but gun is basically a soft, homogenous grey-brown patina. Frame screws are fairly sharp with the exception of forward trigger guard screw. Left side of grip has three kill marks. Indexes and locks up like new. Barrel has strong rifling, sharp lands and grooves, and is quite bright. A fine example of the last of the US Cavalry Single Action revolvers.
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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