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Colt 1878 Double Sction Frontier with Etched Panel andFactory Letter
44 CAL on trigger guard
This Model 1878 in caliber .44-40, serial # 19537 was shipped to Chicago July 1, 1887. The round barrel is 4¾" with fixed front sight, maker's name on top and etched panel COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER on left. 44 CAL on trigger guard. It has 90% plus bright original blue finish. The balance blending to a nice plum patina. The action is 100% correct in both Double and Single Action. All factory applied markings are present including the etched panel, although somewhat faded, it is still completely legible. The lanyard ring is still present. The fire blue reverse on the hammer and trigger is brilliant. The black hard rubber grips are in perfect condition. This is a very nice example of an Colt model 1878 with factory letter. Flayderman's # 5B-187.$4,500.