October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
Accoridng to the factory letter this gun was shipped on May 25th, 1878 to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham in a 50 gun shipment in .45 caliber with blued finish; stocks and barrel length not listed. When not listed it would mean standard for the era, which in this case would indicate 7-1/2" barrel and one piece walnut grips. This is referred to as a "Condemned" revolver and that the barrel used is stamped on bottom "JTC" for government inspector John T. Cleveland and has a military number of 2875. A current corresponding serial number 5231 was stamped on the barrel and assembled for Civilian sale. You will find full or partial matching numbers including renumbered barrel on frame, trigger guard, backstrap and cylinder. There is no US stamp on frame and no other government inspector marks. Frame has a three line patent address on left side "45 CAL" stamped on left rear trigger bow. Colt's address on top of barrel is razor sharp. CONDITION: Front sight has been touched down a bit. Has the early donut head ejector. Firing pin has been replaced recently. There is no original finish left on this gun. Screws are fairly straight. Finish is basically a mix of blue and gun metal grey dark patina. Grips are very good with slight remains of original varnish, wear at base and chip at front toes. Very strong, defined rifling with just very minor residue. Indexes and locks up like a bank vault. Good example of a very early commercial gun. New York shipped.
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
Single Action Army Condemned Calvary
Paperwork
Yes
Serial Number
35231
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $7,500 - $10,000
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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