126. Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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serial #336858, 32-20 Win, 4 3/4'' barrel with an about excellent bore which shows only some very light frosting within the grooves. The metal surfaces on this lovely nickel plated revolver retain about 97-98% original nickel finish, the only loss is some very light ejector rod housing wear, light left side muzzle wear, very light recoil shield rub and leading edge of cylinder wear, all very light in character. There are a number of very tiny dings on the edge of one cylinder flute and one very small flake on the cylinder but the overall loss appears due to holster carry. The revolver wears a very nice pair of genuine mother-of-pearl carved steerhead grips with recessed silver Rampant Colt medallions. The grips rate about excellent, each with a tiny chip at the butt, one at front and one at rear. The gun times well and functions perfectly mechanically. The included factory letter shows shipment in January of 1918 to G. Tritch Hardware, Denver, for the Fruitland Trading Co., and verifies the configuration, but with ''Eagle Carved Pearl''. Very interestingly, further research shows that two other identically configured guns #'s 336571 and 336562 shipped to the same destination and with ''carved steerhead pearl'' and ''carved deerhead pearl'' grips, it is possible that the grips got switched at some point since all three guns were at the same location at some point, guns 336571 and 336562 shipped in September 1917 and January 1918 respectively. Really a fabulous smallbore fast draw Single Action Army manufactured in 1917. (38937-78) {C&R} [Cletus Klein Collection] (5000/7000) Sold For 6037.50

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