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SOLD at 2011 Sep 11 @ 10:54UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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This is an example of a U.S. Colt Model 1873 Cavalry Single Action Revolver that was manufactured in 1878. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address and the left side of the frame is marked with the three line, three patent dates followed by "US". The bottom of the barrel ahead of the cylinder pin is marked "P" and "H.N." for the U.S. Principle Sub-Inspector Henry Nettleton. The "P" inspection mark is also on the cylinder and "H.N." is also marked on the cylinder, left side of the hammer, on the bottom of the frame above the serial number, on the trigger guard below the serial number, top of the back strap and on the bottom right side of the grip. The full matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap, with the partial number "8126" on the cylinder and bottom of the barrel under the ejector housing. The rear of the frame above the firing pin hole is marked with an "S". The revolver has the early donut ejector rod head, early Type I hammer with ten line bordered knurling, standard blade front and frame notch rear sights, the frame and hammer were casehardened, the trigger niter blue, and blue on the remaining parts. Fitted with a smooth oil finished one piece walnut grip with very faint oval cartouche on both sides and "1878" on the left side.
BBL: 7 1/2 inch round
Gauge: 45 long Colt
Serial Number: 48126
Condition: Good. The once cleaned metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina overall. Some scattered minor pitting remains under the patina. The front sight and right side of muzzle has minor pitting on the right side, but the writer views that as a positive in that it shows that it is original. The grip is also good with some moderate lower edge wear, several dents on the bottom and overall scattered minor dents, dings and scratches. The serial number on the butt has faded, but is readable, the remaining markings are clear. The action is very good.