1880 Antique COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER Model 1873 .44-40 WCF Revolver HARD TO FIND .44-40 WCF Colt 6-Shooter Made in 1880!
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1880 Antique COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER Model 1873 .44-40 WCF Revolver
HARD TO FIND .44-40 WCF Colt 6-Shooter Made in 1880!
Here we present a Colt Frontier Six-Shooter Model 1873 Revolver in .44-40 WCF, manufactured in 1880 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Colt Frontier or Frontier Six-Shooter was Colt's 1873 "Model P" type revolver manufactured in .44-40 Winchester caliber instead of .45 Colt (in which configuration it was called the Single Action Army) so that it was compatible with Winchester’s Model 1873 ammunition. Production began in 1877. “Colt Frontier Six-Shooter” was the actual name of the Colt pistol model, and this was acid-etched on the left side of the barrel. After 1889, the legend was roll-stamped until 1919, when the caliber designation ".44-40" was added.
Though Colt enjoyed the largest contracts of any handgun maker during the American Civil War, it had to rely on its array of percussion fired revolvers, namely the 1860 Army until the Smith & Wesson owned Rollin White Patent expired in 1869. This enabled them to begin making revolvers with completely bored through cylinder chambers in order to utilize modern metallic cartridge ammunition in the most effective manner. In 1869, Colt began development of a suitable cartridge revolver in earnest, first coming out with a number of conversions for their percussion lines, until 1872 when they debuted what was to become the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army in the 1872 U.S. Trials. Needless to say, it won, and became the Army’s revolver of choice. It also became the sidearm of choice for many others like cowboys, guards, lawmen, crooks, shopkeepers and all manner of civilians.
The overall condition is good+. The action is strong and tight. The bore is dark. The numbers match.
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Barrel is 5-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .44-40 WCF
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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