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SN 282245. Cal. 31. Blue and color case hardened with 6″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and one line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder trigger guard “31 Cal”. Cyl is unfluted with 6-chambers and has the stage-coach hold-up scene roll marking. The silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last 4 digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Accompanied by a mahogany case that is purple velvet lined and compartmented in the bottom for the revolver and a single sided eagle flask with “COLT’S PATENT”, a blued “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter and a large tin of Eley’s caps. This revolver was produced in about 1866. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge, cyl and grip, except rammer handle which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 90% plus plum patina with traces of bright orig blue in protected areas with discernible scratched surfaces from old cleaning. Frame, loading arm and hammer retain traces of muted case colors overall being dark gray/brown with some old scratched marks from cleaning as on bbl. Cyl retains most of its visible stage-coach hold-up scene which appeared slightly mis-rolled toward top of cyl cutting slight portion of top of scene. Trigger guard and backstrap retain most of their silver plating with some freckling and wear on backstrap. Grip is sound and well fit showing edge wear with a few light nicks and retains over 90% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case is sound with a few light handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains most of its orig varnish finish. Interior is lightly faded, worn and soiled, heaviest in the bottom. Partitions are solid. Flask retains about 50% of its original finish. Mold retains most of its original thinning blue finish well marked with patent and “31Pkt”. Cap tin has original labels with minor reductions and discernible text. Orig cartridge pack is fine and complete. 49631-13 JS (5,000-7,000) – Lot 4209

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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