"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 48206. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 7-1/2" bbl, full front sight and 1-line block letter address on top with the last four digits of the serial number under ejector rod housing. It has second type ejector rod housing with bull's eye ejector rod head. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and left rear web of trigger guard is marked with the caliber. Mounted with 2-pc pearl grips that has a fine carved ox head on right side. Frame, bbl, back strap, trigger guard, cylinder & ejector rod housing are engraved in Young's very distinctive spare style of minimalist coverage consisting of flowing foliate arabesque patterns mixed with shells. It is believed that Mr. Young is one of the few factory engraver who engraved the hammer. This one has wolf's heads on each side of hammer nose with a small starburst on top of hammer nose. Rear edge of cylinder and front edge of the recoil shield and loading gate have circle and dot borders. Ejector rod housing gullet has a snake & chip pattern. Eugene Young engraved very few single actions and very few of those are known today. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found with cal 45, nickel finish, with bbl length not listed and factory engraved. It was shipped June 25, 1878 to B. Kittredge & Co., Cincinnati, OH in a shipment of 6 same type guns. CONDITION: Fine. Overall retains a smooth cleaned metal finish showing moderate wear on engraving with back strap showing heavy wear. Grips have chipped toes and heels with a chip at right top near frame but overall are sound showing great color & fire. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine. Strong bore with fine pitting. 4-33857 JR362 (20,000-35,000)"
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