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SN 2599. Cal. 44RF. 7-1/2″ bbl. Full nickel finish with case colored hammer, blue trigger and 1-pc walnut grip. Nickel screws. Revolver shows a 1-line bbl address on top, with an integral rear sight at breech end. Rifling in bbl is of the correct gain twist rifling. Breech end of bbl is stamped “S” over an “8”. It is also stamped “CC”. Wedge is unmarked. Ejector rod has correct donut head. SN matches on frame, bbl, trigger guard, backstrap, and is written in ink in the channel of grip. The last 3-digits of the SN appear on cyl. Assembly no. 50 is struck on arbor, rear face of loading gate, and on bottom of frame under trigger guard. Frame shows correct 2-line patent mark on forward left side. Frame is otherwise unmarked. Cyl is roll-dyed with the Naval engagement scene. Rear face of cyl has “H” inspector mark stamped between two chambers. Revolver is accompanied by a wonderful form fit “Slim-Jim” holster, with a flap made specifically for this revolver. Incredibly the matching belt is also included, making a complete rig. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 80% of the somewhat dull nickle finish, with slight muzzle wear, sharp address, and very good bore. All markings are sharp. Bbl lug shows some small dents and scratches around the wedge. Frame retains 90% plus nickel finish that is somewhat frosty. Frame markings are sharp and crisp. Backstrap also retains nearly all of orig nickel finish, with some slight speckling. SN is sharp. Trigger guard retains 90% plus nickel finish, that has turned frosty on the fore strap. Cyl retains 40-50% of orig nickel finish, that has also turned somewhat frosty. Cyl shows a light drag mark. Cyl scene is nearly complete with only some slight wear. Engaged 16 May 1843 is very sharp. There is some dark staining of the front face of cyl and a few small dents on a small portion of front edge. Grip is fine with nearly all of orig varnish finish remaining. Grip has some small handling marks and dents, and high point wear on bottom edge. SN is very clear. Screws retain nearly all of their orig nickel finish. Hammer retains 90% orig case color. Spur of hammer is slightly battered at rear, knurling is sharp. Firing pin retains nearly all of orig fire-blue finish. Trigger shows generous traces of orig fire-blue finish. Holster is a black patent leather finish with crazing overall and high point wear. Seam is intact. Belt strap is intact. Belt shows a considerable amount of black patent finish. Buckle shows nearly all of the Japaned black finish. Stitching is intact. Belt sports a hidden billet. A wonderfully preserved example of a Colt Model 1872 open top revolver in an orig contemporary belt and holster rig, which is seldom seen in this condition. This model revolver saw heavy service in the Old West in the early 1870’s before the widespread distribution of the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army revolver. The winning bidder of this lot will be very fortunate to have such a fine example. 51001-1 TEP (12,500-17,500) – Lot 4266

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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