"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 102242. Cal. 45 Colt. Fine Helfrecht engraved single action with 5-1/2" bbl, slightly altered front sight with the 2-line bbl address usually found only on 4-3/4" and shorter bbls. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates and the caliber is marked on left front web of trigger guard. This revolver is engraved in typical Helfrecht patterns with about "B" coverage engraving consisting of foliate arabesque patterns on sides of frame & bbl with his trademark sunburst patterns on recoil shield and loading gate. Top strap & ejector rod housing have his trademark snake & dot patterns with identical patterns in the front frame gullets. Top front sides of frame have a starburst with his minimalist fan pattern at top of back strap with Moorish style patterns down back strap, on butt strap & trigger bow. Cylinder has foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes with a snake & leaf pattern around rear edge. Mounted with 2-pc eagle/rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to another revolver. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter fully identifying this revolver as found in 45 cal, 5 1/2" bbl, blue finish with rubber stocks and factory engraved. It was shipped November 11, 1884 to Hartley & Graham, New York, NY in a shipment of two same type guns. CONDITION: Very good. No orig finish remains having been cleaned to bright metal which slightly softened some of the shading in engraving but it all remains mostly clean & clear. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-33858 JR328 (12,500-25,000)"
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