.45 Colt, 7.5" barrel, S/N 31239 (mfg. ca1876). Blued and color casehardened finish, smooth, one-piece walnut grip. Matching numbers on numbered parts with the barrel additionally numbered 0492 as well as 1239. Grip not numbered. Barrel with 45 marking on left near frame and with 2nd style barrel marking without the expected dashes on the ends of the one-line Hartford address. Frame with two-line and two-date patent marking that was changed to three-line and three-date around serial number 33,000. Left rear web of triggerguard marked 45 CAL. Blackpowder frame, bullseye ejector rod head, early civilian style checkering on hammer spur. Small C and W marks on triggerguard below serial number, small C and O marks on rear face of cylinder, H in hammer cut out of the frame, loading gate numbered 4734.
Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton
Good. Retains some traces of blue in protected areas and similar traces of case color in protected regions of the frame. The balance a mostly pewter gray patina with some softness to the barrel markings suggesting an old cleaning. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some frosting and lightly scattered oxidation. Grip good, not numbered to the revolver and with less than perfect fit with the backstrap being proud of the wood. Grip sanded with moderate wear and some chipped loss along the sharp edges.
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