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SN 3045. Cal. 36. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ 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 cal marking. Cyl is half-fluted with five chambers and has patent date in one flute. The silver plated trigger guard & backstrap contain a 1-pc varnished walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig, red velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in the bottom for a double sided eagle flask, 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 and this revolver was produced during first year of production in 1861. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 80% thinning orig blue. Cyl. retains strong traces of bright blue with balance plum. Two orig safety pins are still retained, the others are smashed.Frame retains much of its orig case colors with some staining especially on recoil shields. Trigger guard and back strap retain about half of their orig silver plate with balance a yellow patina. Grip is sound and well fit, retaining most of its orig finish with edge wear. Mechanics are fine,crisp well discerned bore. Case is sound with usual light nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish, long longitudinal crack on top of lid. Casing made originally for 5-1/2″ gun. Flask retains much of its orig finish. Cartridge pack and caps are good with discernible labels. 49631-40 JS (4,000-7,000) – Lot 4219

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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