Colt 1878 Frontier DA

  • Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured 1899. Bore has good rifling and light corrosion in the grooves. The action works and indexes perfectly. This is a .44-40 Frontier Six Shooter (marked on the barrel). Barrel address is sharp and clear. Barrel length 5 ½”. This revolver has mostly even patina. The grips are beautiful old original pearls with no chips, no cracks. These are easily $1,000 grips or more to someone with an engraved 1878 Colt! Very good looking 1878 Frontier Six Shooter. Note: There is a factory “star” on the right side trigger guard indicating return to the factory long ago for repair or refinish. Had to be an old repair because it sure wasn’t a refinish.
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    Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 (C15166)

    $3,850.00

    Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured 1899. Bore has good rifling and light corrosion in the grooves. The action works and indexes perfectly. This is a .44-40 Frontier Six Shooter (marked on...

  • Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver .45 Long Colt caliber. Manufactured in 1890. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Bore has good rifling and has light corrosion in the grooves. The barrel address and caliber markings are clear and legible. The action works perfectly. The revolver has no finish except for traces of original blue. The finish was possibly removed to prepare the metal for refinish. In any event you can blue it, plate it, or engrave it or leave it as is.
The grips are very well fitted modern replacements. Note that the 4 ¾” 1878 models in .45 Long Colt are desirable as one could carry it in a holster easily as opposed to longer barrel guns that were cumbersome. 
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    Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver (C14968)

    $1,650.00

    Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver .45 Long Colt caliber. Manufactured in 1890. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Bore has good rifling and has light corrosion in the grooves. The barrel address and caliber markings are...

  • New York Engraved Colt 1878 Sheriff’s Model .45.
Made in 1882. This gun was shipped to Hartley and Graham in a shipment of five. This gun is a very rare Sheriff’s model with a 4” barrel. The condition is excellent with 95-97% of the original nickel. The engraving and finishing were done at Hartley and Graham. Hartley and Graham had their own team of engravers. Gun has beautiful period pearl grips. Screws and cylinder pin are fire blued. Beautiful engraved Sheriff’s model in top notch condition!

    New York Engraved Colt 1878 Sheriff’s Model .45 (C14632)

    $28,500.00

    New York engraved Colt 1878 Sheriff’s model .45. Made in 1882. This gun was shipped to Hartley and Graham in a shipment of five. This gun is a very rare Sheriff’s model with a 4” barrel. The condition is...

  • Colt 1878 Double Action .45 Long Colt caliber. Serial #18230. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Silver plated revolver engraved in scroll and floral patterns. Neat Old West revolver in very good condition.

    Colt 1878 Double Action .45 Long Colt (C14341)

    $3,950.00

    Colt 1878 Double Action .45 Long Colt caliber. Serial #18230. Barrel length 4 ¾”. Silver plated revolver engraved in scroll and floral patterns. Neat Old West revolver in very good condition.

  • Colt 1878 DA .45 LC caliber pistol.
Made in 1882. Approximately 50% of the original nickel. Grips are very fine. Early 1878 that has an Old West appearance!

    Colt 1878 DA .45 LC (C14289)

    $1,895.00

    Colt 1878 DA .45 LC caliber pistol. Made in 1882. Approximately 50% of the original nickel. Grips are very fine. Early 1878 that has an Old West appearance!

  • Colt 1878 Double Action .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1885. Very fine gun with approximately 50% of the original finish. Grips are very good. Hammer and trigger have original fire blue in protected areas.

    Colt 1878 Double Action .45 LC (C14267)

    $2,295.00

    Colt 1878 Double Action .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1885. Very fine gun with approximately 50% of the original finish. Grips are very good. Hammer and trigger have original fire blue in protected areas.

  • Colt 1878 DA .38 WCF caliber revolver. Beautiful condition 1878 DA model. Barrel length 4¾”. Manufactured in 1900. Bore is excellent. Gun has 96-97% deep original blue (backstrap shows light thinning). Grips are perfect. This is one of the best 1878’s we have owned. Gorgeous blue. This is one of those guns that when you look at it you’ll smile. This gun appears unfired and has no evidence of firing. The face of the cylinder has no burn marks. An outstanding example!

    Colt 1878 DA .38 WCF (C13739)

    $6,250.00

    Colt 1878 DA .38 WCF caliber revolver. Beautiful condition 1878 DA model. Barrel length 4¾”. Manufactured in 1900. Bore is excellent. Gun has 96-97% deep original blue (backstrap shows light thinning). Grips are...

  • Colt 1878 DA .45 caliber revolver. .45 Caliber with a 7½” barrel. Made in 1889. Very fine original gun. Metal has 60% of the original nickel. The biggest concentration of finish loss is on the right hand side of the barrel. If you displayed this gun with its left hand side being shown. It appears to be more of a 90% nickel finish gun. Grips are excellent. Bore has visible rifling with pitting.

    Colt 1878 DA .45 (C13671)

    $1,995.00

    Colt 1878 DA .45 caliber revolver. .45 Caliber with a 7½” barrel. Made in 1889. Very fine original gun. Metal has 60% of the original nickel. The biggest concentration of finish loss is on the right hand side of...

  • Very Fine Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1902. Very fine gun with 90% of the original blue. This gun has a 5½” barrel in 44-40 caliber. The marking “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” on the barrel denotes the .44-40 caliber. Grips are excellent. Action works perfect. Bore is bright and shiny with some streaking and with a couple of very small spots of pitting. Very fine overall 8.5 out of 10 bore.

    Very Fine Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 (C13640)

    $4,500.00

    Very Fine Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1902. Very fine gun with 90% of the original blue. This gun has a 5½” barrel in 44-40 caliber. The marking “Colt Frontier Six...

  • Colt 1878 DA .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1880. Nice early gun with a 7½” barrel in .45 LC. This gun has 85% of the original nickel finish with the main loss at the muzzle and left hand front side of the frame. Also, slight flaking on the cylinder. Good fire-blue remains on the small parts. Grips are excellent. The gun is in amazing shape, considering its age.

    Colt 1878 DA .45 LC (C13629)

    $4,250.00

    Colt 1878 DA .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1880. Nice early gun with a 7½” barrel in .45 LC. This gun has 85% of the original nickel finish with the main loss at the muzzle and left hand front side of the...

  • Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1897. Very nice gun with very fine original nickel finish that rates at 75%. Grips are excellent. Fire blue still remains on the trigger and hammer. Action works perfectly. Bore has strong rifling but is dark overall with some light pitting. Very attractive gun!

    Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 (C13628)

    $2,895.00

    Colt 1878 DA Frontier Six Shooter .44-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1897. Very nice gun with very fine original nickel finish that rates at 75%. Grips are excellent. Fire blue still remains on the trigger and hammer. Action...

  • Colt 1878 DA 1902 “Alaskan” model .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1900. This gun is in .45 LC with a 5½” barrel. Metal has a grayish brown patina. Grips show a good amount of wear. These guns are RAC inspected and were sold to the U.S. military. All of these have over sized trigger guards. These were actually used in the Philippines and the term “Alaskan” is a misnomer since early collectors assume the oversized trigger guard was to accommodate a Soldier’s gloves.

    Colt 1878 DA 1902 “Alaskan” model .45 LC (C13598)

    $1,495.00

    Colt 1878 DA 1902 “Alaskan” model .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1900. This gun is in .45 LC with a 5½” barrel. Metal has a grayish brown patina. Grips show a good amount of wear. These guns are...

  • Colt Model 1878 double action revolver with etched barrel panel “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” which was a Colt trade mark for .44-40 caliber. The panel is about 60-70 and visible 7 ½” barrel. Bore has good rifling and light corrosion in the grooves. Action works perfectly. Gun has approximately 35-40% original nickel but the overall appearance is very eye appealing nice etched barrel .44-40.

    Colt Model 1878 DA .44-40 Revolver (C13492)

    $2,895.00

    Colt Model 1878 double action revolver with etched barrel panel “Colt Frontier Six Shooter” which was a Colt trade mark for .44-40 caliber. The panel is about 60-70% visible. 7 ½” barrel. Bore has...

  • Colt 1878 Double Action .38-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1888. Very nice gun with original nickel finish which rates at 60%. Grips are replacements that fit well. The lanyard ring was removed at the butt and filled with a brass plug. Barrel is 5 ½” length.

    Colt 1878 Double Action .38-40 (C13218)

    $1,695.00

    Colt 1878 Double Action .38-40 caliber revolver. Made in 1888. Very nice gun with original nickel finish which rates at 60%. Grips are replacements that fit well. The lanyard ring was removed at the butt and filled with a...

  • Colt 1878 Double Action Sheriffs Model .44-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured 1889. Even patina color overall. Very colorful Sheriffs model.

    Colt 1878 Double Action Sheriffs Model .44-40 (C12906)

    $2,175.00

    Colt 1878 Double Action Sheriffs Model .44-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured 1889. Even patina color overall. Very colorful Sheriffs model.

  • Colt Model 1878 Double Action .44-40 caliber revolver. Barrel is marked Colt Frontier Six Shooter. (.44-40) Caliber manufactured in 1891. Bore has very good rifling and bore rates very good also. Barrel length 5 ½”. Action works perfectly. Gun has approximately 80-85% blue. Great looking old west flavor in very good condition.

    Colt Model 1878 Double Action .44-40 (C12801)

    $4,250.00

    Colt Model 1878 Double Action .44-40 caliber revolver. Barrel is marked Colt Frontier Six Shooter. (.44-40) Caliber manufactured in 1891. Bore has very good rifling and bore rates very good also. Barrel length 5...

  • Colt 1878 for South Australia Police/Military. Barrel: 7.5” long. Caliber: .45 Colt. Serial: 27627 and re-serialized by South Australia to SA 07395. Frame marked with a broad arrow and SA.

    Colt 1878 for South Australia Police/Military (BC11546)

    $3,395.00

    Colt 1878 for South Australia Police/Military. Barrel: 7.5” long. Caliber: .45 Colt. Serial: 27627 and re-serialized by South Australia to SA 07395. Frame marked with a broad arrow and SA...

  • Colt 1878 with a holster for Canadian Military. Barrel: 7.5” long. Caliber: .45 Colt. Serial 14847

    Colt 1878 with a holster for Canadian Military (BC11500)

    $3,895.00

    Colt 1878 with a holster for Canadian Military. Barrel: 7.5” long. Caliber: .45 Colt. Serial 14847

  • Colt 1878 Double Action .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1881. Very fine gun with 85% of the original nickel. Left hand grip has a chip out of the back. Guns works perfectly and locks up tight.

    Colt 1878 Double Action .45 LC (C10974)

    $2,495.00

    Colt 1878 Double Action .45 LC caliber revolver. Made in 1881. Very fine gun with 85% of the original nickel. Left hand grip has a chip out of the back. Guns works perfectly and locks up tight.

  • Colt 1878 .38-40 (C9261)

    Colt 1878 .38-40 (C9261)

    $3,975.00

    Colt 1878 .38-40 caliber revolver. Manufactured March 1, 1903. Comes with factory letter. Shipped to Pacific Hardware and Steel Company, San Francisco, CA. Gun has a very good bore. Gun has approximately 90% bright blue...