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SN 18593. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New-York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked with a small “Colts Patent” and left shoulder of trigger guard has “36 CAL” marking. Cyl is half-fluted with five chambers and has patent date in one flute with all five safety pins crisp and serviceable. The silver plated trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Accompanied by an orig, dark green velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in the bottom for a “Colt’s Patent” single sided eagle & stars flask, a blued two cavity “Colt’s Patent” bullet mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “36P”, a packet of five combustible cartridges and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. There were about 25,000 of these revolvers produced during the Civil War with this revolver manufactured in 1863. That this revolver remains in such high orig condition with an orig case attests to the probability that it was the property of a high ranking officer or official where it saw little or no use. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Fine overall, matching and complete. Bbl and cyl. retain much of their orig bright blue finish with balance plum. Frame, loading assembly and hammer retain most of their case color, though muted. Trigger guard & backstrap retain about half of orig silver with balance a light mustard patina. Grip sound and solid and well fit with several small dents and dings retaining virtually all its orig varnish finish with edge wear. Mechanics are crisp; bright shiny bore, traces of blue still visible in each chamber. Case is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Flask retains most of its orig finish with light wear and abrasion on reverse. Mold is fine with about 50% thin blue and a few light dings; cap tin & cartridge packet are fine. 49631-33 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4216

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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