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
According to the Colt Factory archive letter, this Colt Single Action Army left the factory as a .45 Colt with 4 - 3/4" barrel, nickel finish, with type of stocks not listed. It was shipped to Simmons Hardware Co. in St. Louis, Missouri, on August 7th, 1889, in a shipment of 10 guns. 2-line barrel address on top of the barrel, "COLT'S PT. F. A. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A." 3-line patent dates on the left side of the frame, "PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / " JULY, 2,-72 / "JAN. 19,-75". Caliber marking on the left front trigger bow ".45 CAL". Nitre blue screws and center pin. Full serial number observed on the frame, trigger guard, backstrap, and on the inside of each grip. 2-piece hard rubber grips with the American Eagle and the Rampant Colt logo on each grip. It comes in its original pink picture box. There is a note in the box that states that this gun was carried by Sam J. Higgins, Director of the First National Bank in Bastrop, Texas, while transporting money to and from the Federal Reserve Bank in Austin, Texas. CONDITION: This gun retains the vast majority of the original factory nickel finish. Most of the loss to the finish is on the front and rear grip straps. Bright and shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves. The Eagle grips are sharp and crisp with no chips or cracks. The box is in wonderful condition with just a bit of edge wear and some light chipping to the top label. The serial number is written on the bottom of the box. A great gun in an extremely hard-to-find original picture box.
Barrel Length
4 - 3/4"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Single Action Army
Factory Letters, Photographs
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $40,800.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $75,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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