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**Colt Army 1909

 .45 LC. 5.5" barrel length. SN: 43253. Double-action 6-shot revolver with fluted swing-out cylinder, exposed spur hammer, military lanyard ring, fixed notch and sharkfin sights. Blued metal finish, silver plated hammer, and plain square-butt walnut grips. Item has checkered cartridge extractor rod, flat cylinder release, hammer, and a plain trigger. Barrel features standard Colt manufacturer address, patent dates, model name, and "UNITED STATES PROPERTY" marks. Frame has rampant Colt stamped to left side, with Rinaldo A. Carr (R.A.C.) and Major Walter G. Penfield (WGP in circle) proof marks to right side. Serial number is marked to cylinder yoke, crane, and to butt of grip strap along with "U.S. ARMY MODEL 1909" stamp. Grips appear to be original, having (R.A.C.) proofs to both. Serial number is also inscribed under both grips in pencil with period penmanship. This specimen was manufactured sometime in 1911 according to serial number identification. 

Condition:

Very good. Bore is bright, rifling is sharp, and cartridge chambers are clean with only some light residue. Item has retained most of brilliant blued finish, but has pitting and surface oxidation in some spots overall. Heavy pit marks near Colt emblem on left of frame, and to a spot on cylinder.  Wood grips are in good condition and only exhibit minor scratches, dings. There is a faint drag line to cylinder. Lockup is tight and action is functional. 

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,600
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$1,560
05/25/2021

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