Exceptional Documented Final Production Pre-War - Post-War Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Ori

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Exceptional Documented Final Production Pre-War - Post-War Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Ori
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Beginning in 1947 and running into 1960, approximately 300 Single Action Army revolvers were assembled from Pre-War parts, (this example 1949). These revolvers are in the serial number range of 356000 to 357000 and represent the final production of the Pre-War Single Action Army revolvers. The calibers for these revolvers were 38, 44 Special and 45 Colt. The highest number produced was serial number 357869. The serial number on this revolver places it in the correct range. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address, the left side is marked "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45" and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the Rampant Colt. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame and on the right side of the trigger guard and back strap under the grips. The revolver is finished in Colt high polish blue with a casehardened frame. The revolver is complete with an original hinge lid purple box with correct end label, test target, cleaning brush in original hard paper tube and the original Colt's Parts and/or stock order dated 1/7/49 for the purchase of 1 Single Action Army .45/c 5 1/2" to be shipped to Mr. Harry A. Bullis, Chairman of the Board General Mills, Inc, Minneapolis, Minn. The date of the invoice further adds to the probability that this revolver was one of the final 300 Pre-War Single Action Army revolvers produced.
BBL: 5 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 45 LC
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grips: hard rubber
Serial Number: 357200
Condition: Excellent in box. The revolver retains 99% original blue finish with some minor box wear on the muzzle end of the barrel as well as a little minor pitting on the muzzle and forward end of the ejector housing. There is a small area of very minor surface pitting on the recoil shield and cylinder, and a little discoloration on the right side of the hammer. The grips are as new. The box is very good with a broken corner on the lid, some of the outer paper peeling off and an oil or water stain on the inside of the lid. The end label is about 90% intact. An almost new, well documented Pre-War/Post-War production Colt Single Action Army Revolver that would be difficult to duplicate.