Sold For: $4732.47
Model: Frontier Six Shooter, 1st Generation
Serial Number: 321894
Year of Manufacture: 1912 (https://www.colt.com/serial-lookup)
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester
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 “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. 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 “321894”. The butt of the grip frame is marked “321 / 894” and has been engraved “CHARLES M. LESH / PASADENA / CAL.” through the finish. The rear of the loading gate and the right-rear of the frame under the grip each have assembly number “323”. The left of the trigger guard is marked “VP” in triangle and “W”. The hammer slot is marked “7”. The inside of each grip panel is hand-scribed “321894”.
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 light handling wear with most notable marks on the smooth bottom faces. The bottoms of the grips are slightly discolored. The checkering and rapmant colts are well defined. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in about Fine condition.
Type of Finish: Blue & Case Color
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with sharp rifling. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 70% of its metal finish. The finish is thinning at all edges. The most notable finish loss is handling wear in the grip areas and turn-wear on the cylinder. There is finish loss on the left-front of the barrel and along the outside of the ejector rod housing. The frame’s case color is generally strong with a void on the right-rear and another on the left of the topstrap. There are some scattered nicks, scuffs and scratches. The screw heads range from sharp to lightly tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Lockup produces 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 shows that this revolver shipped February 10, 1912 to Wm. H. Hoegee Company in Los Angeles, California as the only gun of the same type in the shipment. The letter is in Excellent condition.