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

Summary:
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.
Description:
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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