Colt 1st Generation Bisley SAA 38 WCF, 4.75” Barrel, Ivory Grips, Holster c. 1910

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Description: This is a very well-maintained Colt Bisley single action. It is in .38 WCF (.38-40) with 4.75” barrel and Colt factory ivory grips. It was shipped from Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Company, Chicago, January 28, 1910, in its present configuration, though type of grips is not listed in the letter. It is mechanically very good and has a bore showing very little use – no pitting or corrosion and very strong rifling. The ivory grips are fitted with deep set, forward facing rampant Colts as were commonly used between 1910 and 1929, according to Cochran, so the grips may well be original to the gun. The blue is fading on most areas exposed to use, but strong in protected areas. The case colors are also faded but visible in protected areas. There is almost no surface damage and the areas on the frame where case colors are not visible are still highly polished and silvery.

This Bisley was returned to the factory at some point as is evidenced by the rework marks. There is a six-pointed star on the right rear trigger guard bow and assembly numbers on the back strap, grip strap, cylinder face, ejector rod head, ejector rod housing, frame, barrel, hammer notch and loading gate. It is also possible the grips were added at the time of the rework. On the inside of the grips above the screw hole on both grips is the faint serial number. Also, when you get the light just right, you can see the name “Allan or Allen Brown” on the left grip. If it's there, it is indistinguishable on the right one.

The gun is kept in a proper vintage, fine quality, fancy, heavy leather, carved and studded (spotted) H. H. Heiser (Denver) double loop holster which is in extremely good condition.

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Our prices reflect a 4% discount for cash or certified funds (Cashier’s Check, USPS Money Order – no Western Union or other type money order). Credit card payments do not receive this discount. We can take VISA or MasterCard and will consider trades for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value. Contact information can be found by Googling Columbia Precision (tang sights).

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Brand: Colt
Caliber: .38 WCF
Location: CO

Trades Accepted: Selectively.

Prices are generally firm, but some trades are excepted for partial payment. Cashier's Checks are the preferred method of payment, USPS Money Orders, 2nd choice. Personal checks are held for two weeks, and discouraged. No PayPal. Foreign sales are possible with proper brokerage, payment (usually credit card) and shipping arrangements. We will ship to California (which is almost a foreign country!) Layaway is possible for items priced over $2000, with payments including 1/3 down, 1/3 at 30 days and final payment with shipping at 60 days. Card fees are 4% with VISA and MasterCard preferred. Shipping is generally USPS Priority, insured. Shipping amounts quoted may be changed to the exact cost if requested, and overseas shipping will be charged on specific individual item shipping cost. With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have rifle/pistol ranges, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, trap and skeet, and upland game bird hunting. I primarily deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers. We have some Colt and Winchester parts, and I manufacture the Columbia Precision Tang Peep Sight for lever guns and some single shots. If you Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email

Shipping Notes: Priority, insured.

Item #: 951733852
SKU: Bisley
Stock No.: RBBIS.38935
Seller Since: Feb. 2002
Identity Verified ( Timnath, CO )
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City: Timnath
State: CO
Phone: 303-808-2007

Shipping: $75.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Visa MasterCard Check Money Order
Returns: No Returns

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