"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY FLAT TOP TARGET REVOLVER. SN 162915. Cal. 455 Eley. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, who references the research by John E. Parsons in The Peacemaker and its Rivals, only 914 of these rare revolvers were made in period 1888-1895, all of which he refers to as black powder frames. This revolver is equipped with the transverse cylinder pin retainer. He further states that only thirty-seven of these few revolvers were made in caliber 455 Eley, indeed making this one of the most rare Colt single actions. Our revolver has 7-1/2" bbl with rare Metford rifling, rectangular base silver bead front sight with fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. Bbl has block letter address on top with caliber on side and tiny British proofs on bottom with other British proofs in flutes of cylinder. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Right rear web of trigger guard is stamped with a 6-pointed star which is also found on left side of front strap and back strap under the grip, indicating a factory restored finish. Mounted with rampant Colt hard rubber grips. All markings have remained clear during this process with the rampant Colt in a circle on the frame having been restamped. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Overall retains about 98% strong glossy factory blue with some slight flaking on ejector rod housing and minor sharp edge wear. Cylinder retains virtually all of its factory glossy blue with only a very light drag line. Hammer, trigger & screws retain most of their glossy factory finish. Grips show light wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. 4-33882 JR346 (10,000-15,000)"
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