May 7, 2024 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/7/2024
According to the Colt Factory Archive letter, this gun left the factory as a .45 Colt with a 5 - 1/2" barrel, blue finish, and grips not listed. It was shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, New York, on November 20, 1888, in a shipment of 10 guns. This gun has a case color frame and hammer. It also has nitre blue small parts and two-piece Eagle hard rubber grips. The single line address on the barrel is "COLT'S PT. F. A. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A." Three-line patent dates are on the left side of the frame. ".45 CAL" on the front left trigger bow. Matching serial numbers observed on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. Grips have the American Eagle logo and the Rampant Colt logo on them. It comes in a hinged purple Colt box without any labels. CONDITION: This gun is in stunning original condition for being 136 years old. It has vast amounts of the original high-polish blue finish. Most of the finish loss is on the top front of the barrel. The cylinder shows some wear. Vibrant case color frame and hammer. Niter blue screws have not been molested. Checkering on the grips is sharp and crisp. Bright and shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves. A superb gun to add to any collection.
Barrel Length
5 - 1/2"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $21,600.00
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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