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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $0.00

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARTILLERY ARMY REVOLVER. SN 132436. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 5-1/2” bbl, slightly altered front sight with early script address with serifs at each end. It has third type ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head. Frame, trigger guard & backstrap are matching numbered with frame having “RAC” inspector initials with a “K” on trigger guard, buttstrap & end of ejector rod housing. Cylinder is not numbered in usual position but has the assembly number “514B” on face around cylinder sleeve which number is also found inside ejector rod housing. This is a Colt assembly number marking replacement items during refinishing & alteration process. Bbl is an early Ainsworth inspected item with serial number “6603”. Bbl is a Springfield replacement item. It has a modern replacement cylinder pin. Frame is most unusual in that it is without patent dates or “US” and has a rampant Colt with only a partial circle below horses hind feet. It has 1-pc walnut grip. A conversation with John Kopec disclosed that he has not previously encountered a frame with these markings or lack thereof. CONDITION: Fine to very fine.  Bbl retains about all of an old restored finish and ejector rod housing 60-70% Colt finish, mostly in gullets.  Frame retains 30-40% case colors, mostly in sheltered areas, stronger on left side with balance turned silver.  Trigger guard & backstrap retain strong blue in sheltered areas with balance turned gray patina.  Grip has a spot of wood fill in left toe.  Grips have grooves in both sides by the front strap, probably where a lanyard was inserted by a trooper during period of use, otherwise grips are sound with a dark hand worn patina.  Timing is a little off, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with light to moderate pitting. 4-33635 JR461 (7,500-12,500)

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