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
Manufactured in 1878. This gun remains in stunning original condition. Single line address on top of the barrel, "COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.". Etched panel on the left side of the barrel, "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER". 3-line patent dates on the left side of the frame, "PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / " JULY 2 -72 / " JAN. 19. -75". Caliber designation on the left side of the trigger guard, "44 CF". Matching full serial numbers observed on the frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Partial serial number, 5497, observed on the side of the cylinder. Assembly number, 1737, observed on the inside of the loading gate. Early bullseye ejector rod. Nitre blue screws, trigger, and center pin. Case color hammer and 1-piece varnished wood grips. CONDITION: This gun retains virtually all of the original factory-applied nickel finish. The hammer shows a little edge wear to the case color. Nitre parts are great, and the screws have not been molested. Bright and shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves. Grips retain almost all of the original varnish with just a couple of small contusions on the left side grip. An extremely high condition gun worthy of any private or museum collection.
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.44-40 W.C.F.
FFL Status
Frontier Six Shooter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $40,590.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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