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Revolver - Colt 1873 Single Action Army, 3rd Generation, 1981 Object Reg. No: HT 4549

Summary:
Colt 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) or Peacemaker centrefire revolver, third generation, cal. .357 Magnum, rifled round barrel 138 mm (4 3/4 in) long with R.H.side mounted ejector.

Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, serial number SA49500, 1981. Engraved by J.R. Brown.

Shipped by Colt's to Frontier Arms Company, Canberra, 22 July 1981. 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, chequered plastic two-piece grips with framed Colt logo of rampant horse at upper and winged eagle over shield motif at lower on both sides, blade front sight, loading gate on R.H.side. Barrel address is a Hartford address. Profusely engraved with gold inlay, frame polished in the white, with all other metal work left in factory blue finish. Indian teepees and buffolo skull inlaid in gold into L.H. side of frame, Indian chief head, tomahawk and lynx inlaid in gold on R.H.side of frame, Dome of Colt's Hartford, Connecticut, factory inlaid in gold on loading gate and bear inaid in gold on loading lever.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Victoria Police, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 14.00 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 29.50 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 .357 MAGNUM
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: SA49500
Model Name/Number: 1873 Single Action Army (SAA) Model (Peacemaker)
Manufacturer: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1981
Engraver: Mr J Brown
Distributor: Frontier Arms Company, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia, 1981

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