"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 23871. Cal. 45 Colt. Very early engraved Colt with 4-3/4" bbl, apparently reduced to this length. It has 1-line block letter address with a relocated front sight with modern engraving patterns. It has 1-pc very mellow, worn ivory grip. Overall it has about 70% coverage New York-style foliate arabesque pattern engraving with feather patterns on top strap, all with punch dot background, possibly from the Nimschke shop. Ejector rod housing has feather patterns also and cylinder with arabesque patterns on lands between flutes with small sunburst at back of each flute. CONDITION: Fair, all matching with bbl & cylinder also numbered. No orig finish remains being a worn, cleaned metal color. Base pin screw has been altered with a larger threaded hole drilled vertically and a commensurately larger screw. Grip is somewhat shrunken and retains a beautiful mellow golden ivory patina with numerous age lines. Hammer & base pin are old replacements. Hammer will not hold in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Worn dark bore with moderate pitting. 4-32758(5,000-7,000)"
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