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COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER WITH NEBRASKA HISTORY. SN 150630. Cal. 45 Colt. Blue & color case hardened with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with caliber marking on left side. There is a tiny “45” on bottom of bbl underneath base pin. Left side of frame has 2-line 3-patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips with last four digits of matching SN scratched inside each grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver, as found, in caliber 45 with 4-3/4″ bbl, blue finish, type of stocks not listed and shipped to Lee, Clarke, Anderson Hardware Co., Omaha, Nebraska on March 22, 1893 in a 5-gun shipment. In 1893 the Omaha area and surrounding states were still the wild west with outlaws & hostile Indians, ranchers, cowboys, lawmen and outlaws. Undoubtedly this revolver would have been carried on the American frontier. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching except cyl which is properly unnumbered. Bbl retains 88-90% strong orig blue with holster wear on left side of muzzle, front sight and lightly thinned left side; ejector housing retains 40-50% orig blue, holster worn to a gray patina on outer radius with flaking in the gullets; cyl is a blue/gray patina on the outer diameter with plum blue in the flutes; frame & hammer retain 65-70% case colors, strong in sheltered areas, turned silver elsewhere; trigger guard & backstrap retain stronger blue in sheltered areas with front & backstraps a blue/gray patina; grips are sound showing moderate diamond point wear. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine; bright shiny bore with a couple of small spots of pitting. 4-44706 JR220 (2,000-3,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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