October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This is an extremely interesting revolver. Falls directly into the sixth lot which saw shipments to Custer's 7th cavalry and the 1st Cavalry. Has the two line patent date on frame with "US". Full or partial matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. It is Ainsworth inspected on the cylinder, barrel, trigger guard and backstrap. CONDITION: Razor sharp barrel legends. Metal is all grey patina. Unfortunately the barrel was period shortened by 1" as evidenced from the fact that the crown is rounded from riding in a holster. Brass sight was reset. The one piece walnut grips have had a toe repair, very well done. Cartouche is no longer visible on either side. Inside grip channel does not have a pencil number. All proper era parts for Custer era gun. Screws are basically true. Has an old museum collection tag hanging from it. All four Colt clicks. Well defined, sharp rifling with minor abrasion. An extremely historical gun that could have been with the 7th Cavalry. Barrel was definitely shortened in the period given how much wear is visible on the muzzle. One could have the barrel stretched but it would take away from the history of the revolver as is. Wonderful piece of Western history that was carried by someone for years after the battle.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
6 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 LC
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
Single Action Army
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
4388
(A) CUSTER ERA COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER (1874).
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $6,600.00
Estimate: $7,000 - $9,000
Number Bids: 4
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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