"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARTILLERY ARMY REVOLVER. SN 95055. Cal. 45 Colt. Usual configuration with 5-1/2" bbl, faint script address with serifs at each end and slightly altered orig front sight. Left side of frame has 3-line patent dates with "U.S." and it has 1-pc walnut grip with the "RAC" cartouche under date "1903". Frame is numbered "95055" with "DFC" inspector initials. Trigger guard is numbered "2404" and, surprisingly, so is backstrap numbered "2404", however numbers on backstrap are much smaller. Bbl is numbered "2860" and cylinder retains only the number "3" with balance of numbers having been removed in refinishing process. Bottom of grip has "RAC" initials on each side. It has orig first style ejector rod housing with stud that has been altered to third style with slotted end and has bull's eye ejector rod head with the orig base pin with dimple in each end. Accompanied by an early mail order dbl loop holster and very early simple cartridge belt with brass "D" buckle that is about 57" long and contains fifty 44/45 caliber loops. Must have been owned by a giant for that day and age. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 70% glossy Colt blue and frame 50-60% faded case colors. Grip frame retains 60-70% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas. Grip with its legible cartouche & date shows moderate to heavy wear and retains a hand polished patina. Cylinder retains 70-80% Colt blue. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Belt & holster are very dry with a couple of loose loops, otherwise are completely intact. 4-59721 JR187 (5,000-8,000)"
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