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COLT .38/40 PEACEMAKER REVOLVER W/FACTORY LETTER

Price: $3,250.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: FR482

Colt .38/40 caliber single action Peacemaker revolver with factory letter. Serial #181809 matching, manufactured in 1898. Colt Peacemaker revolver in very good+ condition overall.  Metal overall retaining practically all of the original factory blue turning dark from age patina.  The gripstrap, loading gate and 2 small areas on the left side of the frame have some light surface pitting.  Clear 2-line patent dates on left side of frame with rampart Colt in a circle.  Clear 2-line barrel address "COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.". 4 3/4" barrel. The bore is very good+. The mechanics are excellent, very crisp action.  Original hammer with correct firing pin.  The 2-piece checkering grips with rampart Colt are in excellent condition.  Factory Colt letter states this was 1 of 10 shipped to Simmons Hardware Company December 6, 1898 St. Louis, Missouri.  Factory specifics stated in letter coincides with the specifications of the revolver.  An added note, Texas Rangers preferred the .38/40 caliber.  It must have made a wonderful Christmas present for someone.  A classic handgun of the Old West.