May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/18/2022
Colt Single Action Army manufactured circa 1878, serial number 1093. 7 - 1/2" round barrel with script-style single line Hartford, Connecticut barrel address with serifs on either side, V-notch frame rear sight and blade front. Rifling is narrow-land, wide-groove style. Chambered for the rare and desirable .44 Rimfire cartridge, with an estimated production of only 1,892 ever manufactured. These revolvers were made in their own separate serial number range and were made in both .44 and .22 Rimfire. Frame is inspector marked with a "C" underneath rectangular firing pin channel. Matching serial numbers observed on barrel underneath ejector rod housing, frame, trigger guard, cylinder, and butt. Barrel is marked "44" on bottom side near center pin. Trigger guard is marked on left side of rear trigger bow "44". Early donut-style ejector rod head. 1-piece plain ivory grips. Comes with a factory letter stating that this revolver was originally manufactured in .44 Rimfire and blue finish, with barrel length and type of stocks not listed. The letter further documents that this revolver was shipped to Wexell and DeGress in Mexico City, Mexico July 3, 1878 in a shipment of 30 guns. CONDITION: Good as partially restored, with barrel, trigger guard, and backstrap turned a dove grey patina. Frame has a protective layer of finish added, with some original colors visible underneath. Ejector rod has been re-shaped. Ejector spring is a replacement. Grips do not fit well and are shy to backstrap and trigger guard with several minor chips and cracks throughout on edges. Mechanically fine. Bore is lightly frosted with strong rifling. TON
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.44 RF
FFL Status
Factory Letter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,600.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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