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
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 $1500, 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 trap & skeet, sporting clays, rifle/pistol, 1000-yard range, 3-gun, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I have done antique and obsolete firearms repairs as well as restorations and appraisals for 40 years. 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