SOLD FOR: $1,124.69
Make: United Sporting Arms
Model: Qwik-Kit Seville
Serial Number: QK-39
Year of Manufacture: 1983-1986
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Gate Loading Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the frame is marked with the logo of a knight mounted on horseback and “S/N QK-39 / MADE IN USA”. The circumference of the cylinder is marked CAL. 45 L.C.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “SEVILLE CAL .45” and the left side of the frame is marked “UNITED SPORTING ARMS / BISBEE AZ.”. The flat in the bottom of the barrel is marked “12”.
Barrel Length: The heavy barrel is 4 1/2” in length and has a recessed target crown.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a tall ramp, which is dovetailed into a ramped base fixed to the top of the barrel. The rear sight is a flat-topped square notched target sight pinned into the top strap and adjustable for windage and elevation. The rear face of the rear sight has a matte finish and is serrated to reduce glare.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth walnut. There is a repaired crack across the top front of the left grip. There are two drag lines near the bottom of the right grip, a few tiny marks in the bottom surfaces of the grips and a few light handling marks scattered over the sides of the grips. The grips rate in about Very Good condition.
Type of Finish: The revolver is blued with the hammer and the base of the rear sight polished bright . The trigger is serrated and the cylinder is un-fluted.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are a few tiny marks in the barrel and the bottom of the grip frame, a scratch in the underside of the barrel from the ejector rod, a ding near the bottom of the front strap, a tiny ding in the back edge of the cylinder, a few dings and spots of finish loss in the backstrap, and a few light handling marks scattered over the surfaces. The cylinder has a very light drag line. The hammer serrations are sharp. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup is SOLID on all 6 chambers. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The revolver comes with six snap caps.
Our Assessment: The Seville and El Dorado line of single action revolvers began line in 1972 as the “Abilene”, manufactured by United States Arms of Riverhead, N.Y. United Sporting Arms was spun-off in 1976 to manufacture the blue Seville and the stainless steel El Dorado revolvers. The El Dorado was the first stainless steel .44 Rem. Mag revolver production revolver to be made in the United States, an important first. The Seville model was made in various calibers all the way up to .454 Casull. A Qwik-Kit model was designed at some point, allowing multiple barrels and cylinders to be used on the same frame. This revolver is a Qwik-Kit Seville model, but only comes with a single barrel and cylinder, chambered in .45 Colt. The pistol has a blued finish with the hammer and ejector rod lever “In The White”, a 4 1/2” heavy barrel and a large unfluted cylinder. The revolver is in about Fine Plus overall condition with about 96% of its original finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion and the cylinder lockup is SOLID on all 6 chambers. This is a well made large framed single action revolver, and with its solid action, it should be capable of providing shooting enjoyment for decades to come. That said, this model was only made for a few years, and the company is no longer in business, making all of the Seville models, but especially the Qwik-Kit models, extremely collectable. The collectors out there are likely to outbid the shooters.
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 Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. 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.