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SOLD at 2010 Dec 04 @ 13:06UTC-6 : CST/MDT
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Produced circa 1865, and factory converted during the mid-1870's to be used with centerfire cartridges using the Richards-Mason method. This method deleted the loading lever, filled in the lug cutout, bored the cylinder clean through, and ground down the recoil shield to accept a breech plate. German silver blade front and hammer notch rear sights, with the one line block letter New York address on top of the barrel and the ejector rod mounted on the right side. The cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas/ Mexico naval scene and stamped "COLTS PATENT No. 677/ 424", with the London "crown/ V" and "crown/ GP" proofs between the chambers, we believe the cylinder is renumbered the three screw frame has the "Two July" patent marking on the left side, and the trigger guard is stamped "36 CAL" on the left shoulder. Grips are smooth one piece walnut with "Edin P" scratched into the butt. No information is available on this marking at this time.
BBL: 7 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 38 CF
Finish: blue/ casehardened/ silver
Serial Number: 29424
Condition: 40% of the original blue finish on the frame, strongest around the front sight, ejector housing and wedge, showing a mixed gray and brown patina with a number of dings and scratches. The cylinder exhibits an artificial brown, with some darker areas and most of the cylinder scene visible. Bright case colors are visible around the recoil shield, with a mixed gray patina overall. Strong aged silver is present on the underside of the trigger guard, with some dings on the exposed cleaned brass. Grips are fine, with some mild varnish loss and pressure dents concentrated on the butt. Action is fine.