U.S. marked Colt single action revolver in .45 caliber, 7.5" barrel, first model, with mixed and replaced parts, complete with research from author John Kopec, Redding, CA detailing the history of the revolver from its initial issue in 1875 to the U.S. 5th Cavalry. Returned to the Springfield Arsenal and Colts, it was refurbished in 1895 and may have been among those issued to the "Rough Riders" (1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry) during the Spanish-American War. Returned to the Arsenal and then again refurbished by Colts, with some parts replaced, the pistol was then issued to the Philippine "San Fernando" Police. After its return it was sold off, eventually being owned by Western Costume Company and so marked. Sold by them, it ended in private hands, having its barrel, cylinder and grips replaced. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $45.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. Please note we do not accept credit cards.
Condition is very good in its current state. The ejector housing has some pitting and the gun does not hold on full cock but the action is otherwise tight. The gun has an old re-blue. Witherells strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherells. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions.