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Revolver - Colt 1873 Single Action Army, 3rd Generation, 1983 Object Reg. No: HT 4539

Summary:
Colt 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) or Peacemaker centrefire revolver, third generation, cal. .45, rifled round barrel 13.80cm (4 3/4 in) long with R.H.side mounted ejector.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, serial number SA60615, 1983.

Shipped by Colt's to Frontier Arms Company, Canberra, 25 March 1983; see Colt Archive Properties authentication letter, dated 22 March 2007.
Description:
Six chambered cylinder with standard flutes, steel trigger guard, solid steel frame, steel back strap, plain ivory two-piece grips, blade front sight, loading gate on R.H.side. Barrel address is a Hartford address. Two-line patent stamping on L.H.side of frame.

Profusely engraved with gold inlay, frame polished in the white, with all other metal work left in factory blue finish. American Bison inlaid in gold into L.H. side of frame, winged eagle inlaid in gold on R.H.side of frame. Engraved by J.R. Brown.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria Police, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 29.00 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length: 13.80 (4 3/4in.)

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Tagged with: firearms
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
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.
Stamped on L.H. side of barrel: COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: PAT SEPT.19. 1871/ JULY. 2. 72 JAN.19. 75
Engraved on butt: ENG. J.R. Brown

Serial No. -
Frame: SA60615
Model Name/Number: 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) Model (Peacemaker) 3rd Generation
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1983
Engraver: Mr J Brown
Distributor: Frontier Arms Company, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1983

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