May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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1897 Vintage Colt Single Action Army Revolver, serial number 169775. 7 - 1/2" barrel chambered in .45 LC caliber, marked ".45 Colt" on left side. This barrel was inspected by U.S. Ordnance Inspector Rinaldo A. Carr. Ordnance sub-inspection stamp RAC is found on the underside breech of the barrel. Mr. Carr was the Principal Sub-inspector for the entire final U.S. contract of 2,000 Colt Single Action Army Revolvers intended for the U.S. Calvary. These revolvers were inspected from November 12, 1889 through September 19, 1890, and were in the serial number range of 131,208 thru 140,361. This civilian revolver serial number 169775 was assembled in 1897 using a surplus military inspected barrel. Blue with case hardened frame and hammer. Matching serial numbers found on proper major components. 2-piece checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colt motif. 2-line patent dates and Rampant Colt motif with circle found on left side of frame. Fire blued screws. Early smokeless style frame with transverse cylinder pin release. This revolver is accompanied with a Colt Archival Letter dated July 13, 1992 signed by M.S. (Marty) Huber, Colt Historian Emeritus. The letter documents .45/c caliber, 7 - 1/2" barrel, blue finish, rubber grips and shipment to Colt's Patent Firearms Co. San Francisco Agency, San Francisco California in a shipment of 5 guns of the same type. CONDITION: Excellent overall with approximately 92% bright original blue. Most all original case color present on the frame and hammer with slight fading. Grips are excellent showing minimum wear. Bore is bright and clean. Action is tight and crisp. Overall a very interesting variation of the Colt Single Action Army revolver. MKS
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Single Action Army
Factory Letter, Auction Listing
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $14,400.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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