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COLT ARTILLERY SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 114428. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue and color case hardened with 5-1/2″ bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and “U.S.”. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip with no number in backstrap channel. Left side of grip has a sharp “OCH” (Lt. Odus C. Horney) inspector cartouche under date “1901”, right side has a sharp “RAC” (Rinaldo A. Carr) sub-inspector cartouche under date “1903”. Bottom right edge of grip also has the “RAC” inspector initials and a small “P”. It has a 2nd type ejector housing with bullseye ejector rod head. Bottom of bbl, under ejector housing, has sN “9202” and “DFC” (David F. Clark) sub-inspector initials, which are also on the bottom of frame. Trigger guard bears the SN “49882” and “HN” (Henry Nettleton) inspector initials. SN on buttstrap is faint but appears to be “7-9-0”. Cyl bears the last 4 digits of SN “1531” or “1331” and an “A” (Orville W. Ainsworth) inspector initial. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong restored blue with light muzzle edge wear and “feathers” around front sight; frame retains most of its restored case colors, strong in sheltered areas, fading elsewhere with a fine scratch on right side; hammer retains bright case colors on sides; trigger guard retains about 80% blue with candystriping and some scratches on frontstrap; backstrap retains dark blue in sheltered areas with the body of backstrap and buttstrap a blue gray patina; cyl retains 92-94% blue, thinning on outer diameter, strong in flutes; ejector housing retains 95-96% strong blue, worn on the tip, thinning on the outer diameters; grip is sound, showing light to moderate wear with a few small dings and retains a hand worn patina; Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-44714 JR256 (6,000-10,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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