1st Gen. Black Powder Frame Colt 1873 Single Action Army .41 Cal Mf’d 1892 Antique

Make: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Year of Manufacture: 1892
Caliber: .41 Colt
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The top of the barrel is marked “Colt’s Pt F.A. Mfg. Co. / Hartford Ct. U.S.A.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “41 Colt”. The left side of the frame is marked “Pat. Sept. 19. 1871. / July 2. 72. Jan. 19. 75”. The Rampant Colt logo is found on the left side of the frame. The underside of the frame is marked “144439”, as is the back strap and trigger guard. The loading gate is marked “313”, which correctly does not match the serial number. “41” is marked on the underside of the barrel, beneath the base pin. There is a “0” at the rear of the frame, above the firing pin hole.
Barrel Length: 4 ¾”
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are two piece checkered grips, with the oval Rampant Horse logo at the top of both panels. The inside of the panels are marked “1071”. The grips rate in about Good overall condition. The right panel shows some rubbing.
Type of Finish: Blue and Color Case Hardened
Finish Originality: Unknown, but we believe this gun to have all original finish. Some blue on the barrel may have been touched-up a long time ago, though we cannot conclude.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 65% of its metal finish. The front strap shows three hash marks scratched in, perhaps from fallen foes? There is a drift to patina at the areas of contact on the grip frame. The frame shows original case colors in protected areas, with scattered mottling and much dulling. The barrel shows much finish with natural age and holster wear at the muzzle. The barrel shows a few nicks and marks. The screw heads are very good and only slightly worn. The markings are crisp on the frame and grip straps, and a bit light (apparently from wear) on the barrel. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly and feels very positive. We have not fired this gun.
Our Assessment: This is a beautiful gun, and is in perhaps the most desired Single Action Army configuration. The gun is a Black Powder frame, always desired, and in .41 Colt, the scarcest of the ‘regular’ calibers. This gun shows a lot of finish, including original case colors and we believe the finish to be original. Either way, the gun shows beautifully and is amongst the rarest of the Colts.

Sold For: $3,750