"COLT FRONTIER 1878 DA SHERIFF'S MODEL REVOLVER. SN 28909. Cal. 44 WCF (44-40). Very rare revolver with 4" bbl, replaced front sight and 2-line address on top with left side roll-marked "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER". Bottom of bbl is marked with a tiny "44" just forward of the base pin. Made without ejector rod housing and no provision for one. Left side of frame, just in front of grip, has the rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips that have turned chocolate. Very few of these revolvers were made in this configuration. CONDITION: About very good. Bbl retains 40-50% orig nickel, mostly on bottom with the top a dark brown patina. Frame, cylinder & grip frame retain milky orig nickel finish with some bubbling on right side. Top & back edges of hammer & trigger retain most of their bright fire blue. Left grip has a large chip missing from bottom and the right a small chip missing. Both have turned a pale chocolate color. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-33836 JR323 (750-1,250)"
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