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#4978 Colt S/A, 7-1/2”x45COLT, 117XXX(1886) with factory letter


#4978 Colt S/A, 7-1/2”x45COLT, 117XXX(1886) with factory letter showing shipment to H.A. Lyon in Sioux City, Iowa (might be worth some investigation but I doubt it). The bore is about Fine (8 on a scale of 10) and a good action with all four clicks on the hammer and a tight lock-up. The metal is dark grayish and has considerable pitting on much of the surface, approx 70%, and varies from spots of heavy pitting all the way down to smooth metal on the remaining 30% of the surface. The Eagle hard rubber grips appear to be decent replacements, fitting very well, but have too much condition for a rough old Thumb-Buster like this gun is. Suffice to say this old cannon has had some “upgrading” over the years, and while not a high-end piece, it IS, after all, a Colt Single Action and does have a $150 factory letter that comes with it, and it has a good bore! About G+/VG as described. $2495

Price: $2,495.00

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