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EXTREMELY RARE COLT PINCH FRAME SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 81. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ late model replacement bbl with thick front sight, 1-line block letter address and caliber marking on left side. Left side of frame has been re-rolled with 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt. Left front web of trigger guard is marked with the “VP” (view proof) in a triangle and a tiny “&”. The “&” signifies that this revolver had been returned to Colt for refinishing. Right side of front & backstraps, under the grip, are stamped with the tiny assembly numbers “612” which number is also found on the front face of the cyl around the bushing hole, on the ejector rod inside the housing & on the shank of the loading gate. No additional disassembly was effected to check for additional matching numbers. The bbl & ejector housing, being replacements, were not so marked. Hammer, ejector housing & grips are all modern replacements. Ejector rod is orig 1st type with bull’s eye ejector rod head. Base pin & hammer spring are also replacements. The remaining orig parts on this revolver have all the distinctive characteristics of an orig pinch frame including the rear sight notch in the top strap 1/4″ from the edge of the hammer slot, a slightly thicker loading gate without bin number, the sharp toe on the buttstrap and the cyl with sharp front edges. During the rework the cyl had approaches cut to the stop notches which are slightly thicker than later versions and during the refinishing process the SN was obliterated from the cyl. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains about 99% strong, bright factory finish with brilliant case colors. Grips are crisp showing no wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired since rebuild. 4-44688 JR359 (20,000-30,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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