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“P” proofmarks are stamped on the underside of the barrel and
side of the cylinder. The assembly number “2571” is stamped on the inside of the loading gate. The full serial number is visible on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The partial serial number “5452” is stamped on the side of the cylinder. The revolver was not disassembled to examine the partial serial number stamped on the barrel underneath the ejector housing out of respect for the superb condition.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. The revolver retains 90% original high polish blue finish overall and 97% plus vivid case colors showing slight edge wear the muzzle and on the ejector rod housing, a few handling marks, and the front strap having thinned to a pleasing gray. The cylinder has a drag line but retains 99% original blue. The screws and trigger retain 95% original nitre blue. The vivid original case colors on the frame, hammer, and loading
are exceptional. All frame, barrel and serial number markings are exceptionally sharp. As previously mentioned, the modified grip has a glass-beaded appearance with the date and cartouches remaining legible. Mechanically excellent. A superb example of the legendary Colt Cavalry Model Revolver from the Indian Wars.
Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000

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