118. Colt Single Action Army Civilian Model-Overrun Revolver

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serial #134299, 45 Colt, 7 1/2? barrel with a very good bore which is mostly bright with sharp rifling but with scattered light oxidation and pinprick pitting. The barrel and ejector rod housing are a mix of plum brown and pewter patina showing remnants of some light oxidation and light pitting here and there which was lightly cleaned, most prominent at muzzle. The barrel is indeed ?45 Colt?, commercially marked and is stamped with the serial number of the gun beneath the ejector rod housing, with inspectors ?K? stamped to the rear of the housing stud. The cylinder is similar and shows evidence of being cleaned as well, with a number of light pits left behind and ?R.A.C.? marking, and is appropriately numbered to the gun. The frame is more of a silvery case-hardened patina with three-line patent dates, no evidence of a U.S. marking and an ?R.A.C.? stamping above the serial number, it too shows some remnants of very light pinprick pitting along its right flat. Both grip strap and triggerguard are properly numbered to the frame and each exhibits a capital letter ?K? beneath the serial number, a Colt inspector?s ?O? in the hammer recess. The arm wears a pair of checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt grips which rate very good showing light wear, the right grip with some light tool marks, they are un-numbered but their fit is excellent. The included factory letter shows shipment to Colts Agency in San Francisco in September 1890 as a blued gun with hard rubber grips. The gun seems to function well mechanically with excellent timing and lockup. A very respectable example of these rather rare government contract overrun civilian revolvers, which may indeed be in shootable condition after a detailed inspection by a competent ?smith. (38864-20) {ANTIQUE} (3000/5000) SOLD FOR $3,105.00

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