May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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1898 Vintage Colt Single Action Army revolver, serial number 176522. 7 - 1/2 inch barrel chambered in .44-40 WCF with roll die inscription "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" on left side of barrel. Early smokeless style frame with transverse cylinder pin release. Blue with case hardened frame and hammer. Two-line patent dates and Rampant Colt motif with circle on left side of frame. Two-piece checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colt motif. Fire blued screws. Accompanying revolver is a Colt Archival Letter dated January 27, 2003 signed by Kathleen Hoyt Colt Historian. Letter documents .44-40 caliber, 7 - 1/2 inch barrel, blue finish, rubber grips and shipment to Colt's Patent Fire-Arms Mfg. Company, San Francisco Agency, San Francisco California on February 24, 1898 in a shipment of 25 guns of same type. CONDITION: Excellent overall, retaining 93-95% bright original blue. Grip forestrap mostly blue/grey patina. 80-85% original case colors on frame and hammer. Beautiful unmolested fire blue screws. Excellent grips showing minimum wear. Bore is bright and clean. Action is tight and crisp. Overall a very attractive, high condition "transition" Colt Frontier Six Shooter. -MKS-
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.44-40 WCF
FFL Status
Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter
Factory Letter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $24,000.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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