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
Very desirable, and in pristine condition, Colt Frontier Six Shooter in an original Colt factory pink picture box. This gun left the factory as a .44/40 with a 7 - 1/2" barrel. It was nickel and had rubber stocks. It was shipped to Colt's Patent Firearms Co., San Francisco Agency, in San Francisco, California, on September 10, 1895, in a shipment of 2 guns; a true Western shipped gun. It is a full nickel gun with fire blue screws and center pin. One line barrel address on top of the barrel "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.". Then it has the roll die caliber designation on the left of the barrel "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER". There is a "V 44" on the bottom of the barrel. Two line patent dates on the left of the frame, "PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN 19, 75". Next to the patent dates is a Rampant Colt logo in a circle. Matching serial numbers observed on the frame, trigger guard, backstrap, and inside the grips. Assembly number 445 on the inside of the loading gate. Two-piece checkered hard rubber grips with a Rampant Colt logo at the top of each grip. It comes in an original Colt box from that era. The top depicts a Rampant Colt and a Single Action Army. CONDITION: This gun remains in stunning original condition. It retains virtually all of the original factory-applied nickel finish, with just a couple of slight handling and storage marks. Bright fire blue screws and center pin. The screws have not been molested. Bright and shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves. Sharp and crisp checkering on the grips. There are no chips or cracks on the grips. The hinged box is in fantastic original condition with minimal wear to the top label. There is some chipping and staining on the label. The box has some edge wear but is a very solid box for being 125+ years old. This gun would be a fine addition to any private or museum collection.
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
FFL Status
Frontier Six Shooter
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Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $46,740.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $70,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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