This is an original, Colt Single Action Army Revolver in .45 LC, shipped to H. D. Folsom Arms Co., New York, October 4, 1876 (serial #23464). The gun is overall in the 40% finish range, with some blue in protected areas, trigger guard and back strap. It has generalized pitting over the whole piece, being somewhat worse on the left side. All the pitting is very shallow. This gun came from the southeast, so has experienced some humidity over the years. The gun is extremely tight and has a very good bore. The inside was evidently kept oiled, and it shows little use, except that the trigger spring has been replaced with what appears to be two half springs, one overlaying the other. One “half” works the bolt and the other “half” works the trigger. It also looks as if the firing pin has been replaced at some time.
The one piece walnut grips are very good, with probably 95% of their original varnish. It is a fine, original, early Colt civilian issue, with all correct markings for the era, and factory letter.
We will consider partial value in trade (fine side by sides and over & under shotguns, among others), and can take VISA or MasterCard for an additional 4% fee. We'll also consider trade for U.S. gold and silver coins at spot value.
Proirity U.S. Mail, insured.
Trades Accepted: No
With two partners, I own Pawnee Sportsmens Center LLC, near Fort Collins, Colorado. We have trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique firearms restorations and appraisals for 35 years. We also deal in Lever Action Winchesters and Colt Single Action Army revolvers, among others. 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 will Google Columbia Precision, you can get to my direct email address and phone number.