"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARTILLERY ARMY REVOLVER. SN 19008. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 5-1/2" bbl, slightly thinned & lowered front sight with block letter address and "JTC" inspector initials on bottom. It has 2-line patent dates & a small "US" on left side of frame. It also has a 1-pc walnut grip with two large tapered holes drilled in bottom of right side. There is a small notch filed across top strap. It has mixed numbers with frame being numbered "19008", trigger guard "7363" and bbl "0775". Cylinder, with Nettleton inspector marks, is numbered "7580". The "75--" in the number appears to be a little deeper than the "--80", probably restamped during the alteration refinish & process. It has a third type ejector rod housing with half moon ejector rod head and an early base pin with dimpled ends. Accompanied by a 2-page Kopec letter fully authenticating this revolver and indicating, historically, that it was issued to Troop A, First Nevada Volunteer Cavalry. Also accompanied by a copy of p. 125 of Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn wherein this serial number is listed as having been issued as above. Additionally accompanied by a letter from the Springfield Research Service identifying this revolver as issued above to Cpl. Frank Tomlinson from Kinnedale, TX, who enlisted May 18, 1898, promoted to Corporal Nov. 21, 1899. Troop A left United States Nov. 6, 1898 and arrived in Manila Bay on Dec. 6. They participated in the Philippines' Insurrection fighting until Sept. 30, 1899 when they embarked for their return to the U.S. They were disbanded at the Presidio, San Francisco on Nov. 15. In addition there are copies of several pages of Company Muster Roll regarding the actions of the Unit. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a gray metal patina overall with a few scattered spots of fine pitting. Grip shows heavy wear with a hand worn patina. Will not hold in safety notch or half cock, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-32896 JR188 (3,500-5,500)"
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