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19FT-5 COLT RICHARDS CONVERSION

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19FT-5 COLT RICHARDS CONVERSION
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Colt Richards Conversion .44 Center fire revolver in excellent original condition contained within its original to the period cartridge era partition style case, S/N 193960. Shows 71-72 patent dates also which along with this high serial number indicate manufacture as a cartridge arm. This Colt remains in excellent to near mint condition with 95% plus original nickel. Minor losses on guard and a couple small spots on cylinder. A few very minor scratches. Almost 100% case colors on hammer and most original blue on small parts and springs. The grips are near excellent also with 95% plus original varnish and would have been rated excellent except a 9mm circular compression on right grip. The bore is bright and the pistol shows little to no use. The interior of case is near excellent with minor compressions, very slight fraying and a small amount of fading only. The exterior is also near fine with only slight cleaning to finish with steel wool. A superb set considered among top Richards known. Provenance William Locke and Dr. Joseph Murphy collections.