"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 76745. Cal. 455 Eley. Built in 1882 this revolver has nickel finish, 5-1/2" bbl with full front sight and "Depot 14 Pall Mall London" address with tiny British proofs on bottom and larger British proofs on right side. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull's eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and right side has a British proof and "NOT ENGLISH MAKE". Cylinder has two sets of British proofs. Grip is very nicely figured 1-pc walnut and back strap is engraved "A. BROADWOOD / SCOTS GUARDS". A brief Google search disclosed that there was a cavalry unit in the Scot's Guards named Broadwood's Cavalry Brigade which was very active in the Boer War, no indication of whether it was the First Boer War (1880-1881) or the second (1899-1902). Very likely a more detailed search would produce substantially more information regarding Mr. Broadwood and the Scot's Guards. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Overall retains 96-97% strong bright orig nickel finish with losses only at the muzzle and left edge of the muzzle, overall appears unfired. Screws retain generous amounts of their orig blue finish. Grip is sound with scattered nicks & dings and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 4-33850 JR356 (12,500-17,500)"
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