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Revolver - Colt 1873 Single Action Army, 1879 Object Reg. No: HT 4534

Colt 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) or Peacemaker centrefire revolver, cal. .? in., rifled round barrel 138 mm (4 3/4 inch) long with right hand side mounted ejector.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut. Serial number 42164, 1879.
Six chambered cylinder with standard length flutes, steel trigger guard, solid steel frame, steel back strap, plain wooden two-piece grips, blade front sight, loading gate on right hand side. Knurling on hammer is course and framed in an inverted 'U'. Barrel address is a Hartford address. Three-line patent stamping on left hand side of frame. Stamped on left hand side of frame behind patent stamps 'U.S.' and stamped on butt 'R', likely to be a Colt or Government Inspector's code for final assembly.

Light original blueing to frame, triggerguard and ejector tube.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria Police, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 3.80 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length 13.80cm (4 3/4 in)

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Tagged with: firearms
Themes this item is part of: Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: COLT'S PT F A MFG Co HARTFORD CT U.S.A ('COLT'S' partly worn)
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: PAT SEPT.19 1871./ " JULY 2. -72/ " JAN.19. -75. U.S.
Stamped on butt: R
Stamped on triggerguard L.H. front side triangle: VP (framed in inverted triangle)

Serial No. -
Triggerguard: 121(Illegible.); Frame: 42164
Model Name/Number: 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) Model (Peacemaker)
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1879

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