Colt 1873 Cavalry Model .45 LC SN: 62749

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Colt 1873 Cavalry Model .45 LC SN: 62749
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Exceptional 1880 vintage U.S. Cavalry model Single Action Army revolver chambered in .45 Colt, inspected by Ordnance Department Inspector Lieutenant Charles M. Morrison and Sub-Inspector David F. Clark.. Includes a letter a authenticity by the late John Kopec stating it as "100% authentic" & "one of the finest examples of this particular Ordnance Inspection era which we have had the privilege to inspect. There is no evidence that even so much as a screw has ever been changed in this outstanding example." Also accompanying the revolver is a Colt factory letter stating it was sold to the United States Government and delivered to the U.S. Government Inspector located at the Colt plant on December 27, 1880 in a 150 gun shipment. Features a blued & case hardened finish, 7 1/2" barrel with one line address, blade front sight, 'v' notched rear sight, bulls eye ring ejector, fluted six-shot cylinder, smooth thin trigger, bordered & underlined knurling on the hammer and one-piece smooth walnut grips. All matching serial numbers observed on the frame, triggerguard, butt, barrel and cylinder. Markings: Barrel: "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.", "D.F.C." & "P". Frame: "PAT. SEPT. 19.1871/"JULY. 2.-72/"JAN. 19.-75." & "U.S." Cylinder: "D.F.C.", "P" & "S". Grip: "1880" & "CCM" cartouche on the left side and "DFC" cartouche on the right. Revolver exhibits it's original low luster "Military Blue" finish on the barrel, ejector rod housing, triggerguard, back strap and cylinder with feathered polishing marks to the sides of the front sight and ejector rod housing stud. Colorful case hardening on the frame and hammer and fiery niter blue on the trigger and screws. Revolver retains approximately 85% of it's original finish overall showing some holster wear, thinning on the backstrap, and scattered losses. Action is crisp with four clicks, the bore is excellent, markings are sharp and the oil finished black walnut grip is fine. Condition is NRA Excellent. ***Antique Firearm***