Sold For: $3750
Model: Single Action Army, 1st Generation
Serial Number: 300528
Year of Manufacture: 1907 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .32-20 Winchester (W.C.F.)
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. Co HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”, the left is marked “32 W.C.F.”. The left of the frame is marked “PAT SEPT 19 1871. / JULY 2. 72 JAN. 19. 75.” and with a circled rampant colt logo. The bottom of the frame and the bottom of the trigger guard at the front are each marked “300528”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “300 / 528”. The rear of the loading gate has assembly number “2450”. The left of the trigger guard has “VP” in triangle and “6”.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the front of the barrel. The rear sight is a “V”-notch at the rear of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece checkered black hard rubber with rampant colt in oval at the top of each panel. The grips have minor handling wear on the exterior with only a few light nicks and scuffs. The checkering and rampant colts are well defined. There are no chips or cracks on the exterior. The right panel has a chip-loss on the interior at the indexing pin hole, the left has adhesive residue around the indexing pin hole. Overall, the grips are in about Very Good-Fine condition as possibly not original to the gun (not numbered).
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: We do not see signs of refinishing, only aggressive cleaning. The bore has been re-lined. A couple of the grip frame screws appear to be replacements.
Bore Condition: The re-lined bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 3% of its metal finish. Remaining finish is scattered. Most surfaces show aggressive cleaning or a light patina, the cylinder has a slightly darker patina. There are scattered nicks, scratches and scuffs. The left of the hammer has tool marks around the firing pin retaining pin, the right face of the pin has a punch-mark in the center. The recoil shield has punch-marks around the recoil plate. There are marks on each side of the backstrap consistent with a vise, concealed with the grips installed. The markings range from clear to worn, but legible. The screw heads range from sharp to disfigured with useable slots. Overall, this revolver is in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Lockup produces very little play side-to-side and barely perceptible end-shake on all six chambers. The trigger is crisp. The cylinder has a removable bushing. 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 with a Colt Historian letter which lists this revolver as being shipped October 16, 1907 to the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. in Bisbee, Arizona. It shipped as one of four revolvers of the same type in the shipment. The letter is in Excellent condition.