376. Custom Colt New Service Revolver

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serial #334464, 38 Special, 6" barrel with an excellent bore. This lovely New Service revolver remains in fine condition and is equipped with what is best described as a lightweight skeletonized speed hammer for target shooting. The metal surfaces of this 1932 manufactured revolver retain about 96% original blue finish showing the heaviest loss to silvering at the muzzle along with high edge wear, a few scattered scratches and a turn ring on the cylinder. The walnut grips were custom made by an unknown maker. The grips incorporate a filler behind the triggerguard and partial diamond checkering. The completed portions of checkering are fairly well executed but apparently were never completed as they fade to smooth on the upper portions of each panel with uneven and incomplete patterns on both panels. They rate about very good with a 5/8" long deep scratch on the left panel along with scattered light dings and dents. The hammer modification was professionally done with a portion cut away between the arched back and pivot hole plus the notch between the hammer face and spur was deepened, then the spur was thinned, reshaped and checkered. The action is very smooth and sure to delight the dedicated wheel-gun shooter. A very nice New Service probably built during the golden age of Bullseye shooting. (8806-31) {MODERN} (1200/1800) SOLD FOR $862.50

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