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SN 309067. Cal. 45. Blue and case colored. 4-3/4″ bbl with 2-line address and “45 COLT” on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant COLT logo in circle. 2-pc hard rubber COLT logo grips. “W. F. & Co” stamped on bottom of buttstrap. Wells Fargo bought lots of arms over the years and rarely do you find them in such fine condition retaining strong orig finish such as this example. Factory letter states this gun was shipped April 16, 1909 to Wells Fargo & Co., W. M. Ashton, NYC with 4-3/4″ bbl, 45 Cal., blue finish, stocks not listed. However, stocks are orig to this gun with matching last 4 digits of SN found internally on each. Wells Fargo arms typically saw very hard use and this among the finest Wells Fargo marked Single Actions we are aware. PROVENANCE: Ex-Robert Huckenberry Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine overall, all matching; complete and orig. Bbl, ejector housing and cyl retain 50-60% orig thinning bright blue finish. Frame retains much of its orig muted case colors with a balance silver/grey. Trigger guard, backstrap and trigger retain much of their orig bright blue, especially in protected areas. There is pitting and loss of finish on left edge of muzzle and ejector catch. Mechanically gun functions well with crisp bright bore and cyl chambers. 50412-68 JS (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4268

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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