Sold For: $2325
Make: U.S. Firearms (USFA)
Model: Reproduction Single Action Army, Bisley Model
Serial Number: 21026
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 1999
Caliber: Cylinders are included for both .41 Colt & .38-40 WCF.
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “(BISLEY MODEL) 41 COLT”, the top is marked “U. S. F. A. MFG. Co / HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A.”. The left of the frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 19. 1871 / ” JULY.2-72. / “JAN.19-75.”, the bottom of the frame in front of the trigger guard and the bottom of the trigger guard are marked with the serial number “21026”, the butt is marked “21 / 026”. The rear of the frame, the rear face of the loading gate and the left of each portion of the grip frame have assembly number “611”. The assembly number is also hand-written in white on the inside of the right grip panel. The rear face of each cylinder is marked “026”.
Barrel Length: 4 3/4”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the barrel, the top of the blade has been filed. The rear sight is a “V”-notch in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth walnut panels. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 96% of its metal finish. There are some scattered minor nicks and scuffs, most on the outside of the .41 Colt cylinder. There are a few more notable nicks in the fronstrap near the top. The backstrap and the sides of the hammer have some spots of minor discoloration. The cylinders each have a very faint, incomplete turn-line with light firing rings on their front faces. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Cylinder lockup produces almost no play on each chamber. The trigger is crisp. The cylinders have removable bushings. The firing pin is a tapered pin fixed to the hammer and there is a small window in the loading gate at the hinge, both features of Uberti-made parts. We did not fire this revolver. 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 hinge-lid cardboard USFA box with serial-matching label, the additional cylinder, wax paper and an assortment of paperwork including manual. The box has light wear at edges and corners, in about Very Good-Fine condition.
Our Assessment: Colt’s Model 1873, the Single Action Army, is the “gun that won the west”, perhaps the most iconic handgun of all time. For nearly 150 years, the gun has been produced in a variety of configurations, finishes and calibers. This revolver is the absolute closest to a Colt you can get without a pony on the side. This USFA is a Bisley Model single action with a 4 3/4″ barrel and nickel finish. The revolver comes with both .41 Colt and .38-40 Winchester cylinders. It is in Fine condition with 96% of its beautiful nickel finish, a bright bore with sharp rifling and strong mechanics. It comes in a serial-matching USFA box with manual and will make a great addition to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!