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Colt SAA .45 Colt – U.S. CAVALRY, 1885, D.F.C., 100% CORRECT, ORIGINAL, vintage firearms inc

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Colt SAA .45 Colt – U.S. CAVALRY, 1885, D.F.C., 100% CORRECT, ORIGINAL, vintage firearms inc   Guns > Pistols > Colt Single Action Revolvers - 1st Gen.
Description: General Specs: Colt, Year 1885, .45 Long Colt, ANTIQUE

Serial Number: 115997

Here we have a very desirable David F. Clark inspected Colt U.S. Cavalry revolver with a Colt Archive factory letter documenting the gun shipping to the U.S. Government on Nov. 5, 1885 as part of a 100 revolver shipment. The gun has not been altered, restored, or messed with since that date. We have disassembled the gun to inspect all stampings, proof marks, assembly numbers, inspector marks and all parts of this gun are original to the gun. We carefully Ultrasonic cleaned the parts to remove the 100 years of gunk and crud from the crevices of the gun and properly lubricated the parts and reassembled. The photos will show all the pertinent markings on the gun. The 7 ½” barrel has an excellent shiny bore with strong rifling and only a few scattered light pits…a really excellent plus bore for an 1885 Cavalry revolver. The original blue rates at 75%, all the inspector stamps, partial serial number, and proof marks are crisp and clear, and only scattered freckling with no deep pits. There has been no “cleaning” or scrubbing on the gun anywhere. There is faded case color on the frame and hammer, and the original screws are all in excellent and unbuggered condition. The mechanics of this revolver are excellent, with the timing correct, the notches in the hammer for safety, half-cock, and full cock are distinct and solid, and the main spring is strong. The cylinder is marked with 5997 (last 4 digits of serial no.) and D.F.C., as well as a small “s” on the rear of the cylinder. The loading gate and frame (under the trigger guard) are marked with the assembly number “367”. The original grips have a very legible and correct cartouche on the left-hand grip representing Captain Frank Heath who was Ordnance Inspector during 1884 and 1885. There is a small chip on the bottom corner of the left-hand grip. The cartouche and date on the right-hand grip are more worn, which is normal. There are numerous dings on the bottom of the right-hand grip, likely from a knife or other accessory hitting the base of the grip during mounted travel. The only slight negative is the “U.S.” stamping on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard has been scratched as an effort to eliminate the attachment as U.S. Government property. This was commonly done by deserters and/or Indian warriors who captured the revolver during battle. The stamping is still wholly legible as shown in the photos. Overall this is a very respectable and correct Colt Cavalry revolver priced where most collectors can afford to enter the game. This historic piece is priced to sell, so please don’t hesitate. Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length: 7 1/2"**** Bores: excellent**** % Blue: 75% factory **** Sights: factory****


Action: tight and timed **** Case Color: traces in protected areas**** Screws: excellent**** Trigger Type: single, crisp**** Trigger Guard Color: 35% factory****


Type: walnut factory****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details.

Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)**** Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.**** Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only**** Shipping & Insurance: Ground $110.00 We ship internationally!**** Item Condition: Used**** Requires FFL?: NO, ANTIQUE****

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Colt
Caliber: .45 Colt
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

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Item #: 956015354
SKU: 115997
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Identity Verified ( Grand Rapids, MI )
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
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Shipping: $110.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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