"COLT MODEL 1878 FRONTIER DA ARMY REVOLVER. BOER WAR SN 12827. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2" bbl and 1-line block letter address. It has "218.MD" on left side of frame and "45 CAL" on left web of trigger guard and is fitted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver and with a lanyard loop in butt. This revolver was one of a shipment of 1,001 Colts ordered by the Canadian government to outfit troops to fight in the Riel Rebellion in Northwest Canada in 1885. At that time it was unmarked and was only later stamped with the "218.MD" when it was issued to Canadian troops embarking to fight in Africa in the Boer War. CONDITION: Good to very good, all matching including grips. Overall retains 60-70% orig nickel with some pitting on bbl and flaking on frame. Cylinder has several areas of moderate to heavy pitting. Grips are very fine showing light wear. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. A rare revolver seldom ever encountered. 4-32901 JR202 (2,500-3,500)"
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