SOLD FOR: $1,660.00
Model: Buntline Special Single Action Army
Serial Number: 38204SA
Year of Manufacture: 1964
Caliber: .45 Long Colt
Action Type: Single Action
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Colt Buntline Special .45”. The left side of the frame is marked “Pat. Sept. 19, 1871 / July 2,72 Jan. 19,75” with the Rampant Colt logo. The underside of the frame is marked “38204SA”. The underside of the barrel is marked “BB3031”. The front face of the cylinder is marked “204”. The rear face is marked with the Rampant colt logo. The left side of the trigger guard is marked “V” and the right “K”.
Barrel Length: 12”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a square notch milled in the receiver for a rear sight and a blade front sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are aged brown stag. They show light handling marks, and the right grip is much darker than the left which may be from oil staining. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue/Color Case
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There is minor pinprick surface erosion on both sides of the hammer spur, and slight wear marks on the front sides of the hammer. The cylinder does not have a drag line. The screw heads are sharp except for the grip screw which shows some disfiguration. The color case of the receiver is vivid and beautiful. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The cylinder has an Extremely tight lockup and the action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a brown leather snap holster marked “25 / The George / Lawrence Co. / Portland, Oregon / 509”. The holster is in Very Good condition with some minor surface nicks and scratches.
Our Assessment: This revolver may not have been fired since leaving the factory. You might keep it in the safe to take out and admire every once in a while. It reminds us of our younger days watching Hugh O’Brien carrying one in the TV series “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp”. This Buntline is a great looking Colt revolver, and the case hardened frame and stag grips really set this one apart. This is a highly Collectible 2nd Gen. Colt with 12” barrel in nearly unfired original condition!!