It is untouched and all original. As already covered, these replicas can be excellent, in some cases even better than the original 1873 model Colts — due to better steels and tighter machining tolerances. By the time of the Third Generation Colts in the late 1970's, the. Mechanics have been brought up to good working order. The Colt was formerly part of the Harold Smith collection and on display at his Nevada casino.Next
After the tests, the Colt was declared the superior revolver and the government specified that a. Principal Sub-inspector in 1878 at the. A total number of 44,350 were manufactured. In 1851, Colt came out with the Navy model in. The action will need some work to operate correctly but in all, this is a beautiful revolver that should do great in your collection, especially given its potential double use in the American-Indian and American-Spanish wars.
This cams the cylinder bolt out of engagement and allows the cylinder to rotate for loading. The stock does not have any inspector marks, as it was sanded and re-varnished at some point, evident by the gaps in flush fit to the grip straps. Exceptions only arise when the items are going to different locations different licenses , or when they are exceptionally large, heavy or valuable and cannot be combined. It is believed that following the massacre, his warriors carried the Springfield carbines and Colt revolvers taken from Custer's men into the ongoing battle with Reno's troopers a short distance away. Mirror polish steel parts and a high gloss stock and forearm set. Three notches on the face of the hammer engage the sear portion of the trigger, affording four basic hammer positions.
Personal Checks are held a full week for clearance. Their effort was designed for the United States government service revolver trials of 1872 by Colt's Patent Firearms Manufacturing Company and adopted as the standard military service revolver. Our only goal is to make sure your are happy with your purchase. Brass is also quite thin in the neck area and will buckle if the case butts up against the base of the sizing or expanding dies. Contact them at 10010 North 6000 West, Highland Utah 84003. Sometimes we miss, overlook or confuse things and we promise to make it right as best we can when we do. Book of Pistols and Revolvers.Next
We do have in our possession what we believe to be the original stop bolt to this gun which is broken in half. From the many makes and types of revolvers which served on the Western Frontier, the Colt Single Action Army emerged as the symbol of the era. The next most prevalent were the. However, many users adopted the practice of leaving one empty chamber under the hammer, because a sharp blow could damage the mechanism and allow a fully loaded revolver to fire. By the mid-1870s, the Army had purchased a significant number of Schofield revolvers chambering a shorter. Its design has influenced the production of numerous other models from other companies.Next
The original firing pin tip on the hammer was most likely bent or broken as the little round bushing in the frame is cracked. These artisans, such as Gustave Young, Cuno A. It was 1873 and the new Army cartridge used a 255 grain conical bullet over a full forty grains of black powder. Colt manufactured 4200 of these revolvers, including 70 built on the Buntline frame. There is moderate to heavy erosion sprinkled throughout the bore with a few spots that cover both a groove and one of its adjacent lands. It half cocks, cocks, cylinder indexes and locks tight, then releases to fire. Cavalry and Artillery Single Action Armies those produced between 1873 and 1891 are among the most valuable to collectors.Next
One of the most sought-after engravers who have worked on Colt revolvers was Alvin White and the shop of A. They stay exactly where they are put but not a revolver. A look through most books dealing with old Colts will show that the. This tradition began with the founder, , who regularly gave such examples away as a means of publicity for Colt. Original Colt Bisley Credits: Wikipedia, On Line Free Encyclopedia, The Study of the Colt Single Action Army, The Official Record of the Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Photo Credits: Michael G. This one is number 5,264 which is right in the middle of the Single Action Revolvers issued to the 7th Cavalry.Next
Also in documenting book, Xerox copy of F. That is they all shot low and all were right on for windage. It took a long time to bring the Colt Single Action. However, on October 26, 1881, the day of the , Wyatt Earp carried an 1869. Who makes some of the best 1873 Colt Single-Action Army replicas? The hammer when fully lowered rests within the frame. Obviously, weight compared to the Walker was significantly reduced. I could not resist running the.Next
Ed McGivern's Book of Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. Finish Originality: Original as from refurbishment. And a genuine Remington 1866. The Single Action Army is the precursor and inspiration for modern sporting revolvers from , , , , and others. Also enclosed in the documenting book, the marketing brochure of the U.Next
A most interesting Cimarron series is the Hollywood line. Due to the popularity of the television show, , Colt introduced the aforementioned Buntline Special as a Second generation offering from 1957 to 1974. In 1920, larger, highly visible sights replaced the original thin blade and notch. The grips are in about Good condition as having had a repair at some point. Both barrels inscribed with Colt's 175th Anniversary information. The Uberti Cattleman also comes in stainless — here with a 7.Next