.44 caliber, 8" barrel, S/N 100311 (mfg. ca 1863). Blued and color case hardened finish, brass triggerguard, smooth one-piece walnut grip. One-line NEW YORK barrel address, COLT'S / PATENT frame mark. Matching serial numbers throughout, including wedge and grip. Sub-inspected throughout with a weak script WHR cartouche on left grip and the shadow of a cartouche on the right. Revolver appears to be arsenal refinished as the quality of the applied blue, fire blue and case hardening is excellent, with the barrel showing appropriate cross polish around the front sight and loading lever catch.
Fine as refinished, retaining most of what appears to be an arsenal applied refinish. Markings remain mostly clear with the cylinder scene somewhat light. Mechanically functional, very good bore with some scattered oxidation and light pitting. Chambers with some surface rust. Right side of muzzle with metal loss due to holster wear. Grip lightly sanded leaving the left cartouche weak and the right one nearly imperceptible.
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