October 25, 2023 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/25/2023
Absolutely stunning blue and case hardened Colt 1877 DA manufactured second year of production, 1878. According to the Colt Archive letter, this gun was shipped on September 3, 1878 to Spies Kissam and Company in New York, New York, in a shipment of one gun. Gun is listed as a 6" with blue finish and unlisted stocks. Special features indicate furnishment with an ejector. 2-line barrel address "COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A." on top of the barrel. Etched panel on left side of the barrel reads "COLT D. A. 38". Caliber designation on the left rear trigger bow webbing, ".38 CAL". This is very unusual, but there are not any patent dates on the left side of the frame nor any place on this gun. This would be a factory oversight. Full serial number observed on the frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Partial serial number observed on the rear of the cylinder. Assembly number, 520, is on the inside of the loading gate. German silver half moon front sight with a V notch rear sight. 6-shot fluted cylinder. Screws, cylinder pin, trigger, and back of hammer are nitre blue. 1-piece checkered rosewood grip. CONDITION: This gun retains the vast majority of the original high-polish blue finish. There are a few small scratches and handling marks scattered across the gun. Vibrant case color on the frame. The nitre blue small parts show little to no wear. This gun has a great etched panel. Checkering on the grip is sharp and crisp. Grip fits the gun superbly. Great bore with a couple of small spots of frosting in the lands and grooves. Gun locks up tight and indexes fine in both single and double action. A very high condition gun that would be a great addition to any collection.
Barrel Length
.38 Colt
FFL Status
1877 DA Lightning
Factory Letter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,200.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 18
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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