October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
Colt factory letter states this gun shipped to U.S. Government Inspector on January 31st, 1877 in a shipment 200 hundreds guns. John Kopec’s letter of 2003 states “This revolver was manufactured during 1877. The Ordnance inspector was Lieutenant David A. Lyle. It was dually sub-inspected by both Lewis Draper (frame) and John T. Cleveland. Two other 7th Cavalry examples are also listed from within this general serial number range. There could therefore be a possibility that the subject revolver could also be a 7th Cavalry example. The Ordnance inspector…had found several revolvers which had a problem with the barrel cylinder alignment. Therefore, some barrels and cylinder are mismatching within this range and/or some completely unnumbered barrels were substitutions. The barrel address is the early Type II without the dashes at either end.” CONDITION: You will find the letters “J”, “T”, “C” and “P” under barrel; “L” and “D” under frame; Grips have been refinished and no longer show any cartouche. “JTC” stamped on cylinder with proof “P”. Gun is basically a smooth, clean, soft grey-chocolate patina. Walnut grips are excellent and slightly shy to metal. All four distinguished clocks. Locks up solid. Well defined bore with a little touch of frosting a couple or corrosion marks.
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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