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 .44/40 with a 4 - 3/4" barrel, blue finish, and stocks not listed. It was shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York, New York on December 18, 1890, in a shipment of 5 guns. It was subsequently engraved in the New York style of engraving. It has a scroll and floral pattern with a punch dot background, with other geometric designs and borders incorporated into the engraving. There is a set of initials engraved on the bottom of the grip strap "J.C.L.". It has been nickel plated with nitre blue small parts and a case color hammer. It sports a set of synthetic carved bulls head grips, which fit the gun extremely well. Two line address on top of the barrel, "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.". The caliber mark "44 CAL" is on the front left trigger bow. Two line patent dates on the left side of the frame. Matching serial numbers observed on the frame, trigger guard and the back strap. It comes in a black French fitted case with a purple interior. CONDITION: This gun retains virtually all of the after-market nickel finish. Almost all of the nitre blue finish remains. Grips are as mint with no chips or cracks. Very good bore with strong lands and grooves.

Item Dimensions: 13 x 8 x 3"
Barrel Length
4 - 3/4"
FFL Status
Frontier Six Shooter
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Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $13,200.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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