"COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER SN 178828. Cal. 44 Russian. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, a total of only 976 of these rare Bisley revolvers were produced in period 1894-1912. All blue finish with 7-1/2" bbl, rectangular base German silver target front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. Bbl has 1-line block letter address on top and "(BISLEY MODEL) CAL. 44" on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates with rampant Colt in a circle and it is mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. Right side of the rear web of trigger guard has a small "&" indicating a factory restored finish. It has all blue finish without British proofs, probably indicating sale on the American market. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong, glossy factory blue with light cleaned area on left side of muzzle. Ejector rod housing retains 75-80% strong factory blue having been lightly cleaned on outer radius with fine pin prick pitting. Frame, trigger guard & back strap retain about all of their strong, glossy factory blue with slight edge wear and some thinning to grip frame. Top strap has some minor nicks on left edge. Hammer retains most of its strong factory case colors. Hammer is not solid in half cock notch, otherwise mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Grips show light to moderate wear. 4-33838 (9,000-12,000)"
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