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SN 103585. Cal. 44/40. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Bbl shows a 1-line address on top with Colt Frontier Six Shooter in an etched panel on left side. “44” is stamped on bottom of bbl, along side small British proofs. Frame has 3-line patent mark on left side. “44CF” is stamped on left forward trigger guard bow. SN’s match on frame, trigger guard, backstrap, bbl, and cyl. Grips were not removed, but appear absolutely orig to this gun. Cyl shows small British proof marks. Case is made of oak in the English style, with a medallion on lid, red lining, and a cartridge block. Case contains an ebony cleaning rod and screwdriver, also an oil bottle. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains considerable blue finish in protected areas that has drifted to a pleasing plumb-brown patina, with very little roughness and only a few scratches. Bbl address is sharp. Etched panel is excellent and clearly legible. Frame shows 10-20% case color, especially in protected areas. Trigger guard and backstrap show 20% blue in protected areas, blending with a gray-brown patina on the straps. Cyl is a gray-brown patina overall, with considerable blue in the flutes, and some slight roughness. All markings are sharp and clear. Hammer shows traces of case color. Trigger shows considerable fire-blue. Grip is about fine, retaining nearly all orig varnish finish, with only some small dents and high point wear. Butt is slightly battered. Case is very good with mars and scratches overall. Lining has been replaced. Accessories are very good. A fine Colt Single Action Frontier Six Shooter, manufactured in 1884 and shipped to the London market. 50938-1 TEP (10,000-12,000) – Lot 2347

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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