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COLT MODEL 1892 / dated grips, DA .38, NEW ARMY REVOLVER... Shipped 1893 / FACTORY LETTER

Serial No. 1082X may well be the finest example of a true and authentic Model of 1892 available to the collector today. The 1892 is a very significant revolver in the evolution of the DA revolver by Colt. It immediately followed the Model of 1889, and was the first design change. Most significantly, it had bolt stop notches on the cylinder periphery, and locked from the bottom of the frame. Whereas the '89 locked like a Model of 1877 from the rear of the cylinder. It gave it strength and stability. From this Model, evolved ALL the DA's from Colt to follow. It has 99.99% of all the original bright factory blue finish, plus all the bright fire blue on hammer and trigger reverse. It has the 4-1/2 inch round barrel.

This is a very near mint condition 1892. Specific to this Model are the Dated Grips ! In the circle at the top of the grips, along with the Rampant Colt, appears 1892, signifying this is the NEW Army Model in .38. ALL assembly numbers are matching, and ALL factory applied markings : barrel address, patents, serial number etc.. are all perfectly clear and in mint condition. The mechanical actions, on both single and double action work absolutely perfectly ! The revolver cylinder swings open, and the star ejector functions perfectly, simply said a perfect mechanical Colt. These TRUE Model 92's are ultimately scarce, as design improvement were coming fast ! and soon to be followed by the changes of 1894, and 1895. The dated grips are in PERFECT condition, and have a soft brown color, indicating this batch of grips was made with Gutta Percha. If you want the finest blue, dated grip Model of 1892, and understand it's significance to Colt, here it is.  PRICE $2,695

      UTAH TERRITORY !!

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45 / SHIPPED TO BROWNING BROTHERS. 1890.... COLT FACTORY LETTER....

Serial No. 13467X is as the COLT FACTORY LETTER details, 7-1/2 inch, .45, Blue. It has about 35% of all the original factory blue, mostly concentrated on the barrel, flutes, and protected areas. The front of the frame actually has strong case color hardening remaining, and the hammer shows some case color. The Eagle Grips are perfect, no damage, and show only slight hand wear.

 The mechanical actions of this SAA are perfect, all the hammer notches present, it cocks, indexes, locks, and releases to fire correctly. All screw heads are clean, and some have blue on them. ALL factory applied markings are present and well defined. ALL serial numbers are matching, and all parts are original to this Colt. This SAA was shipped into Utah Territory, to Browning Brothers, of notoriety and fame. Utah did not become a state until January 4, 1896, so this is Territorial Shipped. All Colt collectors know the scarcity of Territorial shipped Single Actions, especially one like this one, to Browning Brothers. In passing, this was only a 2 Colt SAA shipment. PRICE $6,950 SOLD

 

" A MOST UNIQUE REVOLVER" dating to the LATE 1840 to 1850'period..DRAGOON / WALKER COLT, ALL OLD, AND PERIOD TO THE TIME FRAME LISTED.

This revolver is a mystery as to it's existence. The rear half of the revolver is all 1st Dragoon Colt parts. It has been examined, and re-examined by many authorities, and it is the opinion that all those parts were manufactured by Colt, and are 1st Dragoon parts. The barrel, is virtually indistinguishable from  a Colt Walker barrel.

The frame still shows some remnants of case coloring, and the barrel traces of blue.

This Percussion .44 revolver is the product of Colt Dragoon parts, and a Walker barrel. The entire package is "OLD" this is NOT an Italian copy, and NOT a modern re-pro. It is an old Colt revolver from the mid 19th century. The reason for the marriage of the two models we will never know, or why? Perhaps a Colt revolver for the secondary market or the frugal use of parts for a secondary market revolver. It has the "heft" of the Walker, and it was actually used "during the day"

PRICE NFS                                                           

Original Lead fill hole for the V-Spring

This revolver has no maker identification, and is not marked in any way. It is in every way, a large Dragoon/Walker pistol from the mid 19th century. Lunchbox parts? left over parts, secondary market dumping, either way, a solid specimen. So, if you always wanted a "Walker" and the price left you in the cold, this is a close representation, and a 19th century revolver, more Colt than we think and can confirm at this point.

........IMPORTANT NEWS..........

AFTER EXAMINATION AT THE RECENT LAS VEGAS ANTIQUE ARMS SHOW, (JANUARY 2013) BY A TEAM OF ONGOING RESEARCHERS INTO THE WALKER COLT, IT HAS BEEN DETERMINED THIS IS A COLT FACTORY BENCH, "PROTOTYPE" FOR THE 1ST MODEL COLT DRAGOON. EXHIBITING 1ST DRAGOON PARTS, MIXED WITH WALKER PARTS. THE RESEARCH TEAM HAS UNCOVERED STARTLING INFORMATION ABOUT WALKERS, AND WHEN THEY ACTUALLY WERE FIRST MADE, PREDATING 1847! THE HISTORY OF THE WALKER, A.K.A. "OLD MODEL ARMY REVOLVER".

 

A VERY SCARCE COLT !!!!!

COLT 1849 POCKET MODEL, with IRON BACK STRAP & TRIGGER GUARD  mfg'd 1859

The Pocket Model by Colt held somewhat of a production record, being produced from 1850 to 1873, non interrupted. During this period approximately 340,000 were manufactured. Within this there are many variations. One of the SCARCEST is New York City barrel address, with IRON back strap and trigger guard.  It is theorized, that with the closing of the London operation, all parts in the Hartford warehouse were used. Therefore Iron back straps and trigger guards were assembled with the standard New York City barrel address, and shipped domestically!

There is still a large amount of Silver Plating remaining on the Trigger Guard, and upper and lower quadrants of the Back Strap. The percentage of Iron Back Strap '49 Pockets is infinitesimally small ! The barrel and cylinder have turned a dark blue with lighter original blue tones, mixed with a correct plum patina, and have strong and clear factory markings. The cylinder has a very good scene remaining:

Serial No. 15344X has some case color remaining , and ALL factory applied roll dies are clear and crisp. All Serial Numbers are matching, and screw heads are fine with clean slots. Speaking of crisp, this 4 inch barrel '49 pocket, still has an EXACT and PRECISE working action, with each cocking of the hammer. This is a very strong and pleasant example of a VERY scarce variation in '49 Pockets. PRICE $2,850

 

There are still strong areas of case hardening color on both sides of the frame.

COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45, U.S. MILITARY, ONE PIECE WALNUT GRIPS, 1877

CARTOUCHE ON LEFT GRIP "DAL" FOR DAVID A. LYLE, PLUS 1877 DATE.

CARTOUCHE ON RIGHT GRIP "JTC" FOR JOHN T. CLEVELAND.

These grips are authentic, period grips. The show normal hand wear for their age, but have no chips missing, or damage!. A pair of grips like these are nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find, and if you need them, this is a great opportunity. It is exceptionally rare to find U.S. grips as a single item ! PRICE $450

 

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