Julia’s Extraordinary Firearms Auction
Auction: October 1st & 2nd, 2012
Preview: Sept. 28th-30th, 2012
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FINE COLT “FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER, 1881. SN 68836. Cal 44-40. Nickel finish with 7-1/2” barrel with etched “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” on left side of barrel and one line address on top. Patent markings found on left side of frame, “44CF” on left side of triggerguard. Matching serial numbers throughout and mounted with varnished one piece walnut grips with matching inked SN on inside channel. Factory letter confirms configuration, shipped to Schoverling, Daly, & Gates, NYC, July 2, 1881. This is a fine original example of a scarce 7 1/2 inch Single Action Colt with crisp etched panel from the early days of the Wild West. CONDITION: This gun is very fine overall with all matching serial numbers including grips, except cylinder which is unnumbered but does have small “B” and “5” assembly marks stamped on back. This gun retains about 95% or more of its original nickel plate, though there are areas of freckling and bubbling at edges of shoulder on frame and about 50% of nickel is worn through or worn thin on grip straps of trigger guard and back strap where pistol was held. The barrel which retains virtually all of its original nickel finish exhibits etched panel which is fine and quite discernible as can be seen in photos. The cylinder pin is blued and retains strong traces of finish in protected areas. The grips are sound and solid retaining 95% of their original varnish with edge wear at butt and a chip on right grip at front toe. The action is crisp and gun is mechanically sound. 4-46569 JS173 (15,000-18,000)
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