LETTERED Colt PEACEMAKER Black Powder SAA Revolver
New York City Shipped .45 Colt Six-Shooter Made in 1886!
Here we present an antique Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver in .45 Colt, manufactured in 1886 in Hartford, Connecticut, and shipped to Hartley & Graham in New York City on April 7th per the accompanying Colt factory archive letter. The Colt “Peacemaker” was introduced in 1873 and has become one of the most iconic firearms in all of history, thanks to its widespread use by the U.S. military, civilians and, more recently, in Western films.
Though Colt enjoyed the largest contracts of any handgun maker during the American Civil War, it had to rely on its array of percussion fired revolvers, namely the 1860 Army until the Smith & Wesson owned Rollin White Patent expired in 1869. This enabled them to begin making revolvers with completely bored through cylinder chambers in order to utilize modern metallic cartridge ammunition in the most effective manner. In 1869, Colt began development of a suitable cartridge revolver in earnest, first coming out with a number of conversions for their percussion lines, until 1872 when they debuted what was to become the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army in the 1872 U.S. Trials. Needless to say, it won, and became the Army’s revolver of choice. It also became the sidearm of choice for many others like cowboys, guards, lawmen, crooks, shopkeepers and all manner of civilians.
The overall condition is very good. The iron parts have traces of blue with a smooth gray patina throughout. The markings are clear. The barrel has been replaced. The numbers match on the frame, trigger guard and grip frame. The walnut grips are in good condition, smooth and solid. The bore is shiny bright with good rifling. The action is excellent. The holster is in fine condition. Here is a fantastic Colt Single Action Army Revolver from 1886 with a factory letter in the caliber that it made famous!
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Barrel is 7 1/2 inch.
Caliber: .45 Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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