SOLD FOR: $2705
Make: Freedom Arms
Model: 83 Premier Grade
Serial Number: D 12711
Year of Manufacture: 1990
Caliber: .454 Casull
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “FREEDOM ARMS .454 CASULL / FREEDOM, WYOMING U.S.A.”. The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. 4228607 / 4126953”. The bottom of the frame is marked “D 12711”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “12711”.
Barrel Length: 7 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade and is set on a smooth ramped base fixed to the barrel. The front sight is secured with an allen head at the front of the base. The rear sight has been removed and is not included. The topstrap is installed with a one-piece rail and a set of three rings holding a Leupold M8-2X Extended eye relief scope. The scope has some scattered light marks from handling and storage. The scope has a duplex reticle and the glass is clear. The scope rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are smooth wood. There are a few light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless Steel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 96% of its metal finish. Light handling and storage marks are scattered over the surfaces. There are some scuffs that have caused slightly smooth spots, most noticeable on the barrel. The barrel has some little nicks, most noticeable on the top. The cylinder has one or two little hairline scratches. There are some light handling marks. The cylinder has a hardly visible dragline. There is operational wear on the hammer and trigger. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this revolver rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup produces barely perceptible movement. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is the previously described scope.
Our Assessment: Freedom Arms makes what are probably the highest quality single action revolvers in the world, and this single action Model 83 revolver is no exception. The action and trigger pull are exceptional. The lockup is solid with hardly noticeable movement. The stainless finish with the unfluted cylinder is very appealing to the eye as well as functional in being nearly impervious to the elements. This example has a 7 1/2″ barrel and is chambered for the .454 Casull cartridge, it even comes topped with a sweet Leupold scope. Paired with Freedom Arms’ quality, this is a really nice package for the handgun hunter, outdoorsman, or Freedom Arms fan. Please see our photos and good luck!