"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 10344. Cal. 22. Most unusual single action revolver with 5-1/2" lined bbl with lined chambers in cylinder to its present caliber. It appears to have begun life as an artillery revolver with 2-line patent dates & a small "US" on left side of frame. Left side of bbl is hand stamped "R.F. ENEWOLD". It has full coverage engraving and appears to have been done by Wilbur Glahn with his signature triangle mark on the recoil shield. Balance of frame, cylinder, sides of bbl, hammer & grip frame have extremely well executed, intertwined foliate arabesque patterns with very fine punch dot background. Top of bbl & groove in top strap have very fine stippling and front sight is severely altered. Backstrap is engraved in script "Fay A. Brown". It has full coverage silver plating with gold wash in cylinder flutes and front & back of cylinder. Fitted with Colt medallion smooth ivory grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. Overall retains virtually all of its fine silver plating with thin gold wash on cylinder. Grips have an age line on each side around escutcheons, otherwise are sound and retain a fine mellow ivory patina. Hammer will not hold in safety or half cock notches and timing needs attention, otherwise mechanics are fine. Bright shiny bore. 4-59722 JR197 (3,500-5,500)"
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