SOLD FOR: $2962.99
Model: Cowboy (Model# CB1850Z)
Serial Number: TF08904
Year of Manufacture: 2001 (Colt Serial Lookup)
Caliber: .45 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading Gate
Barrel Length: 5 1/2”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade fixed to the barrel above the muzzle. The rear sight is a square notch grooved into the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two-piece smooth wood with silver-colored Rampant Colt medallions. The grips show no notable wear or damage, just some light handling and storage marks. There are no chips or cracks. The grips are in Excellent overall condition. The original checkered black polymer grip panels are included (not installed).
Type of Finish: Blue (Factory Custom)
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright, the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion and for the age, this bore rates a 9 or 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows no notable wear or damage, just a few light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this pistol is in Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder locks in each position with no play. We did not fire this firearm. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes with a two-piece blue Colt cardboard box, an outer cardboard sleeve with a serial-matched label, an instruction manual with factory handouts, a locking device with keys and the original checkered polymer grip panels as described above.
Our Assessment: Aimed at the Cowboy Action Shooting competitor, Colt’s Cowboy model retains the appearance of the classic Single Action Army, but with some features more desirable to the competitor and recreational shooter including a transfer-bar safety mechanism. The blue finish has a medium polish instead of the high polish of the SAA and the frame is cast rather than forged, allowing the model to be offered at a notably lower price than the SAA. Introduced in 1999, the Cowboy had a fairly short production run. As with many such models, their short production run makes them a desirable model for the collector who wants one of each model produced by Colt and this example is in Excellent condition. Coming in its original box, it will suit the collectors, but it was made for shooting and should prove equally suited to all of your .45 Colt revolver needs. Please see our photos and good luck in your bidding! Please note: The case/sleeve label notes that the finish is blue/color case finish which is standard for the Colt Cowboy. Our determination is that the all-blue finish on the revolver IS the customization, thus earning the “Z” in the model number.