15. Rare Colt Single Action Army Frontier Six Shooter Flattop Target Revolver

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serial #130428, 44-40 WCF, 7 1/2? barrel with a good to perhaps very good bore which shows evident rifling but with pitting its full-length. This rare revolver has been beautifully restored and retains about 97% high quality blue overall, the loss due to some leading edge muzzle and ejector rod wear with a bit of leading edge wear on the cylinder and a bit of toning to gray on the backstrap. The bright polished sides of the hammer remain brilliant and there are a few widely scattered flaked areas here or there which are brown patina and there is one tiny area of pinprick pitting on the cylinder. The revolver has checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt American eagle grips which rate very good with some light flattening of the points, they are un-numbered but their fit is excellent. The arm seems to time well and lockup properly and features a German silver bead style front blade sight and simple U-notch rear. Colt factory records indicate that they were only 21 of these revolvers made in this caliber and the included factory letter shows shipment in November 1889 to Colt?s Agency in San Francisco California in a one gun shipment, confirming the configuration. A very lovely flattop target overall, very nicely refinished, remaining extremely attractive and an excellent example for the collector without commanding a five figure price tag. (38864-34) {ANTIQUE} (5000/7000) SOLD FOR $4,887.50

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