Excellent Colt Model 1889 Double Action Revolver

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Excellent Colt Model 1889 Double Action Revolver
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This revolver was manufactured circa 1894 and was a historically important model for Colt. This model was the first double action revolver that Colt produced with a swing out cylinder. Colt produced approximately 31,000 of these revolvers from 1889 to 1894 and is marked "COLT'S PT F.A.MFG.CO. HARTFORD CT.U.S.A./PATENTED AUG. 5TH 1884 NOVEMBER 6TH 1888." on top of the barrel and "COLT. D.A. 38" on the left side. The circled Rampant Colt is marked on the left rear of the frame. The assembly number "610" is marked on the frame, crane, cylinder release and the serial number is marked on the butt. Standard blade front and "U" frame notch rear sights, all blue finish with fire blue trigger, grip screw and hammer top with polished sides and fitted checkered rubber grips with "COLT" in an oval on both sides.
BBL: 6 inch round
Gauge: 38
Finish: blue
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: 31490
Condition: Excellent with 97% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish remaining with some barrel and edge wear present with some light flaking present with a few very light scratches. The trigger and hammer retain nearly all their bright original blue finish with only some very light wear and flaking. The grips are also excellent with some very small handling marks with crisp checkering. All markings are crisp and clear.