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Firearm, Colt single action Army revolver, Early 1st generation, patd Sept 19, 1871, nickel finish & walnut grips. Serial no. 24379 & chambered in .45 Eley, one of the rarer chambering for the SAA. Has 5.5"barrel w/a Serial No. that matches the gun. Included is a Colt factory letter that shows the gun was shipped to Colt's London Agency at 14 Pall Mall on May 14th, 1877. The factory letter shows the revolver has a 4.75" barrel. Discrepancies as this are not uncommon in Colt's records as Colt is not thought to have produced 4.75" barreled guns before 1879. Regardless, the gun has been examined by many Colt collectors & judged correct. This gun was purchased from W.R. Sheppard from Australia. Mr. Sheppard requested the factory letter. The story that comes w/the gun is that it was carried by a police sergeant at Glenrowan during the capture of Ned Kelly. An affidavit to that effect is included with this gun, all numbers match, VG to Exc cond.

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Firearm, Colt single action Army revolver, Early 1st ge

Estimate $25 - $10,000Nov 5, 2011
P.O. Box 1355
Waterloo, IA 50704
United States
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