"COLT BISLEY FLAT TOP TARGET SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER SN 163163. Cal. 38 Colt. According to Colt Peacemaker Encyclopedia, Cochran, only ninety-six target model Bisley revolvers were ever produced in this caliber making it, indeed, an extremely rare revolver in this caliber. All blue finish with 7-1/2" bbl, rectangular base, gold bead target front sight and fixed rear sight dovetailed into the flat top frame. It has 1-line block letter address on top of bbl with "(BISLEY MODEL) 38 COLT" on left side of bbl. It has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle on left side of frame and is mounted with 2-pc rampant Colt hard rubber grips numbered to this revolver. Left side of butt strap, under grip, has stamped number "W-5". This revolver was surely made for the American market as it has no British proofs, unlike the majority of the production of this model. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains a smooth clean blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas, top & back edge of the hammer. Trigger & screws retain most of their bright fire blue. Left grip has a chipped edge, otherwise grips are sound showing light to moderate wear. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-33884 JR343 (8,000-12,000)"
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