U.S. Inspected SAA .45 Revolver C. 1881
For collectors of the Colt Single Action
Army revolver, one of the most desirable
specimens are those original U.S. contract cavalry weapons – the original .45 caliber government inspected revolvers with 7.5 inch barrels.
These weapons, first issued to the U.S. military carry inspector’s markings denoting U.S. government issue. Many of these early 7.5” specimens were turned back in to army and later Colt factory refinished with 5.5” barrels or similarly altered at the
Springfield Armory. These so-called ARTILLERY models had either all matching serial numbers, barrel number mismatched and the remainder matching or all mixed serial numbers. This specimen, is marked with serial number 73838 on most parts
and was originally issued in 1881. The cylinder bears the number 4407 while the backstrap is stamped 17076. This would be termed a TYPE I Artillery model.
Accompanying this purchase is the original Colt factory letter dated 1963. The revolver certainly has seen a great deal of use and although complete
and sound mechanically it has overall light pitting throughout the exterior. The Colt barrel address is still partially visible on top of barrel while the patent dates also
visible left side of frame. The major inspectors initials D.F.C. (for David F. Clark) is still visible on bottom of frame. The grips were replaced long ago and the bore is still
very good. A vintage revolver which dates back to original cavalry issue in the 19th century. Thanks for looking and please e-mail us with any questions PRIOR to bidding. Please note Hansen & Hansen payment policy and terms: Standard shipping, handling and insurance is approximately 38.00 in continental United States but we will calculate shipping and insurance based upon geographical location. We gladly accept money orders, bank checks and personal checks. Credit card orders (VISA AND MASTER CARD ONLY) charged 3.95% additional for use. Hansen & Hansen wishes to expedite each order received, however we ship 80-100 items weekly, therefore orders paid by money orders or bank checks are cleared for shipping 5-7 days after deposited funds show in our account. Shipping date is scheduled ONLY AFTER VERIFICATION TAKES PLACE AND FFL/C&R IS RECEIVED (IF APPLIES). This is 5-7 days after WE receive order by mail - NOT customer date mailed and postmarked and after credit card funds are posted. Credit card orders exceeding $500 must be cleared through customer’s bank before shipping. NOTE: We also operate a large retail store in Southport, CT. While we select online auction items from inventory we also exhibit same items in retail store and always try to ensure checking online before selling any item inhouse. However omissions sometime occur thus ALL ITEMS ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR SALE. Personal checks are accepted but orders are held UP TO 3 WEEKS after deposit of funds before items released for shipping. Mail orders sent to Hansen & Hansen 244 Old Post Rd Southport, CT 06890. IF you have special instructions or require overnight or expedited shipping please advise at time of ordering and we will gladly prioritize shipping FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE. THIS IS OUR POLICY and we encourage bidders to PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND OUR POLICY BEFORE BIDDING. We would be pleased to answer ANY questions by phone (our toll free number is 1-800-571-7337 or e-mail email@example.com.
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