"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY CAVALRY REVOLVER. SN 1651. Cal. 45 Colt. AINSWORTH INSPECTED Usual configuration with 7-1/2" bbl, standard front sight with small script address with serifs at each end. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with a small "U.S." Fitted with 1-pc walnut grip with partially visible outline of a cartouche on left side. Bottom of bbl, trigger guard, backstrap & cylinder have tiny "A" inspector marks. It has its orig first type ejector rod housing with bull's eye ejector rod head and its slightly battered base pin with dimples at each end. Accompanied by a John Kopec letter stating that it is his opinion that this revolver was issued to the U.S. 6th Cavalry at Fort Leavenworth Arsenal. The 6th Cavalry was a famous & hard fighting Unit that participated throughout the Indian Wars. They also went up San Juan Hill with Teddy Roosevelt & the Rough Riders and fought in Boxer Rebellion in China. CONDITION: Fine, all matching (Grips were not pulled to check for number). Overall it retains a wonderful uncleaned dark brown patina with traces of orig blue at bbl root and grip frame with thin blue on bottom of bbl. Frame retains 20-30% faded case colors and hammer strong case colors on left side. Cylinder retains a blue brown patina in flutes & grip is sound showing moderate to heavy wear and a hand worn dark patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-33317 JR330 (30,000-50,000)"
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