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Outstanding Documented Individual Shipped Colt First Generation Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter and Original Factory Black Box - Serial no. 354020, 44-40 WCF cal., 5 1/2 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1930, this is an outstanding example of a truly unique Colt Frontier Six Shooter revolver. The Colt Single Action Army revolver itself is one of the most iconic symbols in all of Americana, and is indelibly associated with the adventure, conflict, and struggle of the American frontier. Colt’s Frontier Six Shooter is rooted even deeper in the American West due to its close bond with another Wild West icon, the Winchester Model 1873. These two firearms together make up the pairing that most would point to when asked to define “the guns that won the West”. Chambered in the same hefty and reliable caliber, .44-40 W.C.F., this revolver and long gun pairing allowed for someone to only have to source and carry one type of ammunition to feed two very different firearms, both of which have carried the nickname, “The Peacemaker” throughout their history. It is hard to imagine many situations, even in the turbulent Wild West, that a Colt Single Action Army revolver and a Winchester Model 1873 lever gun in .44 W.C.F. couldn’t handle! This match made in heaven between Colt and Winchester would remain popular well after the taming of the West and into the 20th century through the various model evolutions of both brands. The top of the barrel is marked with the one-line address, while the Frontier Six Shooter model and caliber designation are on the left. The left side of the frame is marked with the two-line, three-date patent dates marking and Rampant Colt, and the left of the trigger guard is marked “3/VP”. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame and the right side of the trigger guard and back strap under the grip. The assembly number “950” is marked inside the loading gate. It has standard features and is fitted with an exceptionally rare, factory documented, pair of smooth walnut grips. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration, including the grips, as well as sale to Geo. Worthington Co. of Cleveland, Ohio, and shipment to Chas. A. Bogart on 16 June 1930 as a single gun shipment. Also included is the original factory box with additional “WOOD BLUE” label, cleaning rod, and bore brush. CONDITION: Excellent plus, retains 98% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish and vibrant case colors with a few scattered light handling marks and only the slightest edge wear. The grips are also excellent with only the slight handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is fine with a minor flap-type tear on the lid and otherwise light handling/storage wear on the corners/edges. It would be very difficult to find a more unique First Generation Colt Frontier Six Shooter revolver to add to your collection! Estimate: 22,500 - 35,000

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