This is an early (shipped January 5, 1874) Colt SAA Cavalry, Ainsworth inspected, model (serial #7xxx). It is in fine working order, all markings correct, but shows virtually no original finish. The grips are original to the gun, and though worn, faintly show the cartouche on the lower left side. The barrel has been shortened to 4 3/4", the front sight of course replaced, and the original bulls eye ejector rod has been replaced with the later variation. If the gun were unaltered, it would be priced around $18,000. However, it is still a great piece of American history which probably went on to serve someone well after it saw use in the cavalry. Guns in the 4500 to 6500 serial number range served Custer and the 7th Cavalry. So this gun, only 70 guns out of that range, probably went West for the Indian wars as well. We can take VISA or MasterCard for an additional 2% fee. Will consider offers and trades. We will also trade for U.S. silver and gold coins at spot value.
Priority 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, cowboy action shooting, and upland game bird hunting. I also 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 quite a few lever action 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.