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    Professionally Restored Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver. Caliber .45. Serial number 143338. The revolver started out life in 1891 and was originally nickel-plated and in .44-40 caliber. A one-page letter from Colt's archive department accompanies the lot giving the earliest details of its history. The revolver, when purchased by the consignor, was a hybrid of parts which he then had professionally restored to exacting standards of historical accuracy. The barrel and cylinder are made of modern steel to facilitate shooting of smokeless powder loads. It has had a trigger job, and has been color case hardened and blued. It is accompanied by a copy of an article which appeared in August, 2008 edition of The Rampant Colt, the official magazine of Colt collectors, which details this pistol's journey through the restoration process to its present pristine state. There is also a prospectus and bill of sale from the craftsman who performed this superb restoration job.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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