45. Colt U.S. Model 1873 Single Action Army Revolver

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serial #113074, 45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with an about very good bore which shows strong rifling but with scattered pitting its full-length, a few spots near the muzzle which may be slightly more moderate. The metal surfaces are an overall dull pewter gray patina, the right side at the muzzle being more of a silvery-pewter in tone. There is some scattered light pinprick and salt and pepper pitting but the markings are all completely legible, the barrel address being only very slightly light. The metal is smooth for the most part with the frame exhibiting some silvery flaking case-hardening with remnants of pale blue on the trigger and a smoky mottled case-hardening on the hammer. The numbers are matching on frame, barrel, triggerguard, backstrap and cylinder. The smooth walnut one piece grip rates very good plus as lightly cleaned many years ago, showing re-acquired dings and chips along the sharp edge right side of butt. The grip number is no longer discernible however there is a light 1884-dated left-side Frank Heath cartouche; the grip still fitting very nicely. The revolver exhibits David Clark's inspectors markings along with a very good left-side "U.S." property marking and numerous sub inspector "G" stampings. The head of the cylinder base pin is somewhat scarred up and the ejector rod head is slightly bent but the gun times well mechanically and lockup is good. (38346-5) {ANTIQUE} (6000/8000) SOLD FOR $5,750.00

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