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FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT BLACK POWDER SINGLE ACTION
Beautiful engraving covering about 75% in mostly scrolls and matted dot background. It has a sunburst pattern on front of the cylinder which you don't usually see. Gun features Ivory grips that fit pretty good although not perfect. Originally it had a 7-1/2 inch barrel that has been cut to 4-3/4 inches with correct crown on the end of the sight. One line barrel address. Factory letter states the gun was shipped to E C Meechum Arms Company St. Louis Missouri with 5 other guns. It was listed with 7-1/2 inch barrel, nickel finish, engraved, wood grips and was shipped August 23, 1886. Comes complete with George Robbins of Montanan holster rig and several cartridges. Mechanics are excellent as is the overall metal. Virtually all the nickel on the barrel and frame. Slight loss on the cylinder and backstrap. Crisp and tight. All matching numbers. Black powder engraved single actions are pretty scarce. Most of them are late in production and early guns such as this are rarely encountered. Serial range of 100k.
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Price: $ 24,750.
Handgun Caliber: .45 Colt