SOLD FOR: $1,875.00
Make: Freedom Arms
Model: 83, Premier Grade
Serial Number: D20190
Year of Manufacture: 1988-Present
Caliber: .45 Colt and .454 Casull
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with a 5 Round Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “FREEDOM ARMS .454 CASULL / FREEDOM, WYOMING U.S.A.”. The right side of the frame is marked “FREEDOM ARMS / PREMIER GRADE”. The bottom of the frame in front of the grip frame is marked “D 20190”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “20190”. The left of the grip frame is hand-scribed “78998-17”, found again written in black marker on the inside of each grip panel.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a replaceable serrated, ramped blade secured to a ramped base fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a flat topped square notched target sight that is screwed into the top strap and adjustable for both windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth laminate wood panels. The grips show no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The jeweled hammer and trigger show very light operational wear and the cylinder has very light turn-wear just outside of each lead-in groove. Otherwise, there are only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The pin heads are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The cylinder lock-up is solid with no play on each chamber and the trigger is crisp. The action functions correctly. The hammer has ¼ and ½ cock safety positions. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a one-piece blue cardboard Freedom Arms box with serial matching label, blue foam interior, and an assortment of factory paperwork including manual and test target. The box has faint wear with a few scattered light marks, in about Fine-plus condition.
Our Assessment: Freedom Arms makes premier quality firearms, and this single action Model 83 Premier Grade revolver is no exception. The action and trigger pull are exceptional. The lockup is quite literally solid, with no play whatsoever. Look at the test target! The .454 Casull cartridge can deliver a 250 grain bullet with a muzzle velocity of over 1,900 fps., making it ideal as a hunting round for medium sized game and for silhouette shooting. It is also very useful for carrying around with you in areas frequented by big brown furry things that have a tendency to eat you if you aren’t careful. The 4 3/4” long barrel on this revolver should make it fairly easy to carry, while its steel frame should help tame the recoil, but you can always substitute .45 Colt rounds for informal target shooting. The stainless finish with the unfluted cylinder is very appealing to the eye as well as functional in being impervious to the elements. This is a really nice package for the handgun hunter, outdoorsman, or Freedom Arms fan. Please see our photos and good luck!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This single action revolver CAN be transferred as a dealer sale in California and CAN be sold as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R’s and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS’d. This does not apply to out of state residents.