SOLD FOR: $4803
LSB#: 210608HT07, 210608HT08
Model: Consecutive Pair Arizona Territorial Centennial Commemorative Single Action Army Revolvers
Serial Number: 1094AC, 1095AC
Year of Manufacture: 1963
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolvers with Side Loading Gate Cylinders
Markings: The right side of each barrel is marked “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45”, the top is marked “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.”, the left is marked “1863 – ARIZONA TERRITORIAL CENTENNIAL – 1963”. The left of each frame is marked “PAT. SEPT. 18. 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 19. 75” and with a rampant colt. The left of each trigger guard is marked “V” at the rear and “VP” in triangle at the front. The bottom of the frames are marked with the revolver’s serial number, found again on the left of each portion of the grip frame under the grips. The rear face of each cylinder has a rampant colt, the front face has “094” and “095”, respectively.
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sights are quarter round blades fixed to the barrels. The rear sights are square notches in the top straps.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece faux-pearl with gold-colored Colt medallions. The grips have no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. Overall, the grips are in Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Blued & Gold
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: These revolvers retains about 99% of their metal finish. There is no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. Cylinder lockup produces no play on each chamber. The cylinders have removable bushings. We did not fire these revolvers. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Each revolver comes in a wood Colt presentation case with yellow fabric lined interior. The cases have some scattered light nicks, scuffs and scratches on their exterior with light wear from the contents on the interior, in Very Good 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. This makes it a fitting commemorative for the Arizona Territory Centennial. These beautiful revolvers have blue and gold finish, faux-pearl grips, and each comes in a presentation case with a Southwestern feel to it. Whether you’re from the Grand Canyon state or are a Colt collector, this is a great pair of revolvers to add to any collection. Please see our photos and good luck!