1875 Production Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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1875 Production Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver
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Estimate: $5500 - 7500
Manufactured in 1875. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line Hartford address flanked by "+"s, no caliber marking on the left side, the underside of the barrel is marked with a small "C/P" directly ahead of the cylinder pin and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, two patent dates. Matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard and back strap with the partial number "8714" on the cylinder, as well as a "P" and "C", and on the bottom of the barrel under the ejector rod housing. "Bull's eye" ejector rod head, blade front and frame notch rear sights, and fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip with a visible cartouche on the lower left side. No U.S. is present on the left side of frame which leads writer to believe it didn't pass final inspection and was rejected and sold on the civilian market.
BBL: 7 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 45 LC
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 18714
Condition: Very good. The metal surface has crisp smooth mottled gray patina overall with strong original blue finish on the underside of the ejector rod housing and in the cylinder flutes. The frame has traces of case colors present under the loading gate. The ejector rod head is slightly bent. The grip is about good with two old fill repairs on the right heel and some lower edge wear. The markings are clear. The action is fine.