May 7, 2024 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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Single Action Army revolver chambered in .45 Colt, manufactured by Colt in 1891. The left side of the barrel bears the caliber designation "45 COLT.", with Colt's 2-line address across the top. Left side of frame bears patent information followed by the encircled Rampant Colt logo. Butt is lightly hand-inscribed "HM". Frame and hammer are case color hardened, while the grip straps, cylinder, barrel, and ejector rod housing are blued. Frame is mounted with 2-piece Colt checkered brown plastic grips. Matching serial numbers are present on the frame, trigger guard, rear grip strap, and are very lightly handwritten on the interior of the grip panels. This example is accompanied by an original factory picture box and a Colt factory letter indicating that this example was 1 of 25 revolvers shipped to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett, & Company of Chicago, Illinois, on June 20th, 1891. CONDITION: Frame retains good amounts of its original case color hardened finish, exhibiting fading and areas of wear that show through to gray patina and small spots of age-related discoloration. Barrel and ejector rod housing exhibit areas of wear synonymous with having been carried in a holster that show through to gray patina, with a few areas of wear that show through to brown patina. Grip straps and cylinder exhibit moderate thinning and wear that shows through to gray and brown patinas. Very bright bore, exhibiting scattered spots of mild pitting and retaining strong, well-defined rifling. Grips exhibit some smoothing, with few scattered nicks and marks from handling and storage. Box exhibits mild exterior wear overall, with some minor losses to the exterior wrapping at the corners. Graphic exhibits water damage, staining from said water damage, some cracking, and some losses, but is otherwise mostly visible. An extremely attractive antique Colt Single Action Army revolver.
Barrel Length
4 - 3/4"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Single Action Army
Factory Letter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $15,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $30,000 - $40,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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