"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 16209. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 7-1/2" bbl, full front sight with 1-line script address having the broken "O" and "A". Bottom side of bbl has tiny "L" and "P" proofs and it has the last four digits of serial number under ejector rod housing. Ejector rod housing is first type with bull's eye ejector rod head and it has a first type base pin with dimples at each end. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and "U.S.". Trigger guard, below the serial number, top of back strap & cylinder, along with the bbl as noted, all have tiny "L" inspector initials. The "L" is for Samuel B. Lewis who is recorded in Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers...a Continuing Study, Kopec & Fenn, as having inspected the least number of revolvers in the serial range 15191 through 19565 of which 2,560 were cavalry revolvers produced Dec. 1874 through March 1875. Of the 368 recorded serial numbers in the study from this series only fifteen are listed as having been inspected by Mr. Lewis. CONDITION: Good, all matching including cylinder, grip was not checked. Bbl retains traces of orig finish up next to the frame, otherwise is a cleaned, smooth, gray/brown patina with some fine pitting near the frame. Frame retains dark case colors in the gullets with balance a cleaned silver/brown patina with some fine pitting on left side. Grip frame is also a gray/brown patina. Grip has chippped toes and a gouge at left heel, shows heavy wear with traces of orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with light to moderate pitting and what appears to be a ring about mid-point. 4-33373 JR370 (4,000-7,000)"
Back to the index