1158. Colt Bisley Single Action Army Revolver with King Gunsite Modifications

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serial #269675, 38 Special, 5 3/8'' later factory replacement barrel with an excellent bore. This 1905-made revolver retains about 80-85% original blue and case-hardened colors with some thinning of the grip frame, lightly cleaned oxidized pitting on the left side of the barrel, other scattered light oxidation, edge wear and a turn ring on the later replacement factory cylinder. The cylinder is marked M701 but does not match the assembly numbers on the frame and has a Rampant Colt on the face. The case-hardened colors on the frame are thinning to pewter around the recoil shield and portions of the frame, the rest still showing strong to robust colors. The checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colt are numbered to another gun and rate about excellent overall with a few light handling marks. Sadly, there is a small crack in the frame extending from the trigger screw to the edge of the frame plus the frame is very slightly distended in the area of the crack and the first notch on the hammer is rounded. The gun features a King reflector Patridge front sight, King fully adjustable black blade rear sight and modified hammer by an unknown gunsmith. The face of the hammer was machined flat and a square stud or frame stop added to the top (think a pronounced version of the Ruger New Model Blackhawk hammer profile without the step), a spring-loaded frame mounted firing pin added and the sides of the hammer engine turned. This system was probably used with the thought of more consistent ignition but it is not a transfer bar safety system and the safety precaution of lowering the hammer on an empty chamber should still be adhered to. A nice upstart collectible for the Colt or King Gunsight enthusiast. (87493-38) {C&R} (1000/1500) Sold For 1380.00

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