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2362
$2,875.00

RARE COLT D.F.C. SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA INSPECTED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER.

SN 84168. Cal. 45 LC. 7-1/2″ bbl. Blue and case color finish. 1-pc walnut grip. Bbl shows 1-line address on top and “P” over “D.F.C.” on bottom of bbl in front of cyl panel. Bbl also shows “G” and “C” behind ejector rod stud. “416?” stamped under ejector rod. Frame shows 3-line Colt patent mark on forward left side, with U.S. to the rear. “D.F.C.” is stamped above SN on frame. SN matches on frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Grip was not removed. Butt of grip is stamped “S.C.” in large letters. Grip shows remnants of white paint decoration on both sides. In “Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers a Continuing Study” by Kopec and Fenn on page 141, it is noted “there are 2 revolvers #84154 and #84318 with SC stamped on their buttstraps. It is believed these revolvers were originally part of a group of 30, which was issued to the State of South Carolina on July 22, 1885.” The revolver herein described has a SN that falls between these 2 numbers, which seems to confirm the fact that this revolver was also in that shipment of 30 guns.” CONDITION: About Good. Revolver shows a heavy patinated somewhat crusty finish overall, which has not been cleaned. All markings are legible. Front sight is full-sized. Cyl base pin screw is missing. Ejector rod housing is also missing. Hammer is correct with long knurling. Grip fits very well and appears orig to this gun. A very colorful old U.S. Cavalry revolver with orig parts that without doubt saw service in the S.C. Militia. 51052-1 TEP (2,500-5,000) – Lot 2362

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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