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MARTIALLY MARKED COLT CAVALRY SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 137537. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 7-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and a small “U.S”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip that has last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. SN was observed in the usual places, on bottom of frame, trigger guard & buttstrap with last four digits of SN on bottom of bbl under ejector housing and on cylinder. Grip has a crisp “SEB” (Capt. Stanhope E. Blunt) cartouche on left side beneath the date “1891” and an “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector cartouche on right side. Bottom of bbl, frame, cyl & bottom left edge of grip also have the “RAC” initials. Trigger guard & buttstrap have a “K” inspector initial. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver as having been delivered to the U.S. Government inspector at the Colt plant on Jan. 20, 1891 in a shipment of 200 same type guns. Also accompanied by a letter from renowned Colt expert Richard Ellis wherein he authenticates this revolver. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including bbl, cyl & grip. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with “feathers” on each side of front sight and each side of the ejector housing stud; frame & hammer retain virtually all of their orig case colors, brilliant on sides, faded on recoil shields, top strap & top edge of hammer. Trigger guard & back strap retain strong bright blue in sheltered areas with frontstrap retaining about 60% thin orig blue and backstrap a blue/gray patina; cyl retains 85-90% orig blue, thin on outer diameter, strong in flutes; chambers of cyl & bore retain most of their orig blue; grip is sound with only a couple of minor handling & storage nicks with slight edge wear and retains about all of its orig oil finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore; possibly unfired. 4-44684 JR197 (25,000-35,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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