"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 28564. Cal. 45 Colt. Beautiful sheriff's model with 3-1/2" bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line bbl address on top. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates that have been re-engraved and it is mounted with beautiful, smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Revolver, overall, is after market engraved with about "C+" coverage of fine foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Top strap has dbl braid patterns with shell patterns on recoil shield, loading gate, both sides of bbl and top of back strap. Back strap has a matching braid pattern along with foliate arabesque patterns and punch dot background. Butt strap & trigger bow are engraved to match. Forward sides of frame at forcing cone are engraved with diamond & dot patterns with matching patterns on each side of bbl. There are unusual patterns around front sight with a line border pattern at muzzle and frame end of bbl. Center raised area of front of frame have well-executed hunters stars. Cylinder has well-executed foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on the lands between the flutes with a continuous line border and a sunburst at back of each flute. Rear edge of cylinder has feather and chip edge borders. Front of frame, below base pin screw, is engraved with what is presumed to be the engraver's initials "CB". Screws & trigger are fire blued. Base pin is a replacement. Accompanied by a Colt Factory letter which identifies this revolver in 45 cal, blue finish with bbl length and type of stocks not listed. It was shipped August 1, 1876 to B. Kittredge & Co., Cincinnati, OH in a shipment of 38 same type guns. Under remarks there is a second listing for this serial number which indicates that it was included in a shipment of 50 guns to Meyer & Geiger, Omaha, NE on October 31, 1877. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching numbered including bbl & cylinder. Overall retains about all of its beautiful gold plating with some thinning to the front strap and beside the trigger. Face of recoil shields has fine pitting under the gold plating with fine pitting inside the frame. Hammer is not solid in safety or half cock notches, otherwise mechanics are fine, very bright shiny bore. 4-33862 JR333 (3,500-5,000)"
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