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Colt SAA Revolver in .45 COLT

This Antique Colt Single Action Army Revolver was found in Texas years ago. It was made in 1896, caliber is .45 Colt, and has all matching numbers in the 164,000 range. Standard 4-3/4" barrel with nickel finish, and checkered hard rubber grips. It has good legible markings throughout with decent screws and solid original grips (numbered to the gun) with no chips, cracks, or repairs. The metal is mostly a light brown patina with 10% original nickel remaining...mostly towards the back of the frame, top and bottom of the backstrap, under the bow of the trigger guard, and a little left on the front strap. There are a few traces in the corners and protected areas as well. Original hammer has the early correct style long checkered pattern. The ejector rod still shows some original nickel inside the ejector housing encapsulated by its original bronze spring. Even the screws look to be original to the gun. Barrel is the original 4-3/4" that has never been cut with the original front sight intact and unaltered. The top of the barrel has the correct two-line Colt address with two-line patent dates on left side of frame. This Colt was in storage for many years and when we found it, the action worked "OK" but was a bit tired. Our gunsmith went through the mechanics and got the action in time and working perfectly. The bore has all its rifling intact, typical black powder era bore that's a little frosty and has some scattered pits, but no rings or bulges. We ran a couple of patches through it and they were pretty dirty. Right now I'd call it a Fair+ bore but I believe it will clean up another notch to Good. If you're looking for a good original Colt Single Action with honest frontier-era wear, this one is a solid example. It's not very often that we find untouched ones like this!

Item# 1960




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