Lot 3161: COLT ARTILLERY MODEL SAA REVOLVER WITH CUSTER

Est: $4,000 - $6,000
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May 9, 2018, 10:00 AM EST
Fairfield, ME, US
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Description: RANGE FRAME. Cal. 45. S# 4563. Bbl. 5 1/2" w/ braze attached replacement front sight. Bottom of bbl. has clear "D.F.C." inspector marks. Top of bbl. has clear single line Hartford address. Trigger guard is numbered 31838. Bbl. is numbered 1123. Cyl. numbered 4609. Artillery Model's are Model 1873 Cavalry revolvers that were Arsenal refinished w/ bbls. cut to 5 1/2". Typically these guns have mixed serial numbers. The frame No. 4563 is from a revolver shipped within lot 5, one of the principle lots from which the 7th Cavalry received their initials issues on July 2, 1874. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: John A. Kopech Letter of Authentication dated December 9, 2002. The letter gives the following information: "Historically, we could not locate this revolver's serial number in the National Archives records available to us. This revolver while yet in its original Cavalry configuration originated from within LOT FIVE. Lot Five was one of the principle lots from which the 7th Cavalry received their initial issues on July 2, 1874, prior to their departure into the Black Hills. There is therefore a good possibility that the subject revolver while still in its Cavalry configuration was also one of those which were issued to Custer's Seventh Cavalry regiment. Our records indicate that three revolvers from within the 4500 serial number range have Custer Battlefield documentation. The revolver #4507 is listed in General Terry's diary as being his personal revolver. A backstrap #4553 (only ten numbers lower than the subject revolver) was located near Indian Village circa 1992. A third example #4597 belonged to Lt. Luther hare, 7th Cavalry circa 1874." CONDITION: metal has faded to gray overall showing spots of light pitting & marks. Grips are heavily worn w/ sm. cracks, chips & dents. Bore has dark lightly frosted appearance over sound rifling showing sm. spots of light pitting. (01-14823/DS). ANTIQUE. $4,000-6,000.
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* Shipping cost: Whatever the cost is from the carrier. All ammunition firearms (including antiques) are shipped with adult signature required. Any item(s) shipped with a value of $1000.00 and up is shipped with signature required.
POLICIES:
* Shipping does not begin until the following Friday. This is a multiple day event that covers our preview, our auction and James D. Julia's Auction, because of this, shipping cannot start until both auctions are done.
* Multiple winning bids will be combined to save buyer money.
* We reserve the right to not ship an item if we feel an item is too fragile or bulky for us to handle.
* We are happy to assist you in your shipping needs but please understand that we will try to expedite your shipment when requested, but we make no guarantee that it can be completed in such a time frame as you may request or in the manner that you may request.
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