October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
This fine condition revolver, according to Kopec, serial no. 17443 was sub-inspected by Johnson who worked in Colt’s file shop. “The revolver is a new listing to our survey and falls between No. 17434 and 17448”. Manufactured in 1875. Kopec concludes this revolver is authentic in every respect with the exception of 1.) the finish of the top strap has been gone over with fine emery paper; 2.) the trigger guard strap has been drilled for a stock pin. Cartouche on left grip bears the initials of A.P. Casey who inspected this revolver in 1875. Left side of frame is stamped “US”. Barrel is stamped with “T” and “P”. Slant one line barrel address and two line patent on left side of frame. CONDITION: The barrel and housing retain approximately 50-60% blue finish, blending with homogenous gun metal grey and some minor age freckling at muzzle and right side of barrel. Frame retains approximately 30-40% original case colors, some bright. Cylinder retains approximately 50% original blue. Straps retains flashes of original blue in spots. Visible inspector stamp is a “J” at back of backstrap. All screws are fairly sharp to sharp. Grips are excellent. Indexes and locks up like new. Strong visible rifling with slightly frosted grooves. One of the best condition Colt Cavalry revolvers we have seen.
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $16,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $32,000 - $44,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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