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SN 162899. Cal. 32 WCF. 7-1/2″ bbl. Full blue finish. 2-pc checkered hard rubber grips with Colt medallion. Bbl shows 1-line Colt address on top with cal mark on left side. Front-sight is a brass blade type. Frame is of the flat top variety, with rear-sight in mortise adjustable for windage. Front of frame on left side shows 2-line patent address with rampant Colt logo in a circle to rear. SN matches on frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Last 4-digits of SN is scratched on inside of each grip. Assembly no. “38” is stamped on inside face of loading gate and on frame under trigger guard. Cyl is not marked. Accompanyied by a Colt Factory Letter confirming the features of this revolver and showing shipment on October 25, 1909 to R.H. Shayer, address unlisted. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl shows a professionally restored blue finish, with sharp address and cal mark. Bbl shows only slight muzzle wear and a few light scratches. Ejector rod housing also shows 95% blue finish with slight high point wear at muzzle end. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Frame shows 80% dark blue finish with sharp markings. Some small stains on top strap and left outer re-coil shield and loading gate. There are few tiny scratches on right side. Trigger guard and backstrap show 70-80% blue finish, turning plumb-gray on the outside surface of trigger guard bow and on front and forestrap. All SN marks are sharp. Hammer retains 70-80% orig case color with sharp knurling. Cyl shows 90% blue finish with a slight drag-mark and some staining on front face. Chambers are dark. Grips are fine with sharp checkering and no losses. One of only 925 single action flat top target revolvers manufactured. This revolver was shipped in 1909. Fourteen years after it was manufactured. 51033-56 TEP (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4264

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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