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Sold by James D. Julia auctions on October 2007 for : $8,050.00

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER SN 14680. Cal. 45 Colt. EARLY COMMERCIAL Nickel finish with 7-1/2” bbl, full front sight with script address. It has first type ejector rod housing with bull’s eye ejector rod head and has its orig base pin with dimples at each end. It has 2-line patent dates on left side of frame & caliber marking on left shoulder of trigger guard and it has extended hammer screw for skeleton shoulder stock. Mounted with fine 1-pc ivory grip. Accompanied by a Colt factory letter identifying this revolver with blue finish, bbl length & type of stocks not listed. It shows shipment Nov. 30, 1874 to J.P. Moores Sons, New York, NY, in a shipment of 50 same type guns. Under remarks it states that there is another listing for this serial number that indicates it was in another shipment of 45 revolvers to J.P. Moores on May 3, 1875. J.P. Moores was a well known major distributor and also was known for providing engraved & plated guns with pearl & ivory grips. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching including bbl & cylinder. Bbl retains about 85% strong nickel with heavy wear on left side of muzzle consistent with frequent in & out of a holster by a right hand person. Ejector rod housing retains about 98% nickel. Cylinder retains 70-75% nickel with balance flaked to a light patina. Frame retains about 85% strong nickel with flaking on recoil shields & top strap. Trigger guard retains about 50% nickel with trigger bow & frontstrap gray metal color. Backstrap retains about 85-90% strong nickel with some scratches. Grip is very old and consists of two grip panels with two ivory spacers glued together. They appear to have been in place for life of revolver. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-32648 JR483 (6,000-10,000)

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