October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Offered is an all original 1883 Colt Frontier Six Shooter etched panel Single Action Army revolver that left the factory nickel plated. This revolver has full or partial matching numbers on the frame, trigger guard and backstrap. Underside of the barrel is stamped with "44" and "C" which could mean they used a condemned barrel but there is no serial number, nor is there any inspector stamps. The etched panel on the barrel is excellent "FRONTIER" is a little light but under a magnification, you can see every letter. Frame has three line patent address. CONDITION: Colt barrel stamp is razor sharp. Walnut grips have lost most of their varnish but are intact with usual bumps and bruises. Barrel and housing retain approximately 70% original nickel with the balance flaking to gun metal grey and blending quite nicely. Cylinder retains approximately 40% original nickel with the balance a soft, chocolate patina. Front sight has not been taken down. Frame retains nickel on the shield, loading gate, top strap and a touch on the sides; balance being soft, chocolate patina. Large frame screw is marred while the other two are fairly true. Backstrap retains approximately 80% original nickel with age freckling and there are traces of nickel on trigger guard. Action has all four Colt clicks and locks up like new. Bore has well-defined rifling with frosted grooves and a hint of abrasion. A lovely, attic find, antique Colt factory nickel etched panel .44 revolver.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.44-40
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
SAA Frontier Six Shooter
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
89521
(A) NICKEL PLATED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY ETCHED PANEL FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER REVOLVER (1883).
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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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