Sold For: $3880
Model: Author Rick Hackers 1875 Single Action Army
Serial Number: 156
Year of Manufacture: 1875-1889, Antique
Caliber: .44-40 WCF
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the grip frame is marked with the serial number under the grips. The left rear bow of the trigger guard is marked “44”. The rear of the loading gate is marked with the serial number. The top of the barrel is marked “E. REMINGTON & SONS, ILION, N.Y. U.S.A.” The frame, barrel, cylinder rod housing, butt of the grip frame, backstrap, and cylinder have scroll engraving. The cylinder and trigger guard have border engraving. The topstrap has decorative engraving.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a quarter round blade fixed to the barrel. The rear sight is a square notch at the end of a groove in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The smooth grips show some light handling marks and hairline cracks on the left panel at the bottom. The fitment is shy to the grip frame and there is some rotational play. The grips rate in about Very Good-Fine overall condition as Antique.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is semi-bright and the rifling is worn but has remained clearly defined. There is scattered moderate erosion in the bore but no large or heavy pits.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 85% of its metal finish. There is some finish loss that has taken on light pinprick erosion, most noticeable on the recoil shield, top of the barrel, and grip frame. There are some scattered spots of dark discoloration from previous oxidation. There are some scattered small spots of finish loss. The cylinder has a turn line. There are some scattered pinpricks under the finish. The grip frame has some spots of scabbing. The screwheads display tool marks with some having shallow slots, the cylinder pin housing screw may not be serviceable. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition as an Antique
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The mainspring is strong and the cylinder locks up with some side to side movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.