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SN 310394. Cal. 31 Thuer. Blue & color case hardened with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard has the cal marking. Cyl has six chambers with the separate conversion ring that has the assembly number “96”, which number is also found on rear face of cyl. The silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Cyl has the stagecoach hold-up scene roll marking. This revolver is pictured on p. 107 of A Study of Colt Conversions and Other Percussion Revolvers, McDowell and as identified by SN with credit to the John F. Dussling Collection. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms there were only about 5000 Colt revolvers which received this conversion. Six models of Colt revolvers were included in that number making this a very rare Colt which is believed to be the most scarce of the Thuer conversions. PROVENANCE: John F. Dussling Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 65-70% glossy orig blue with the balance flaked, not worn, to a dark patina; rammer handle retains about 75% case colors mostly on the pivot; frame retains about 90% bright orig case colors, vivid on right side; hammer retains bright case colors,, faded on top edge; trigger guard & backstrap are a light yellow patina with a couple of nicks on the backstrap. Grip is sound showing light edge wear and retains 96-97% orig bright varnish. Cyl retains a blue grey patina and shows 65-70% stagecoach hold-up scene. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of pitting. Muzzle has a small ding on the left side. 4-55042 (11,000-21,000) – Lot 1322

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Auction: Firearms - March 2015
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