Colt Single Actions - 1st Generation

  • Very Rare 1st Shipment Colt Single Action Army Nickel Plated Revolver. Made in 1874. Very early gun, in very fine condition with 80-85% of the original nickel finish. Grips are excellent. This gun came out of an old California collection with another gun that was in the exact shipment. This gun comes with a handwritten letter from noted author Ron Graham, authenticating this gun and explaining its significance. According to Mr. Graham, this gun, along with 4 others, were shipped to Spies Kissam and Company and were all nickel plated. He goes on to say this is the earliest known shipment containing Nickel revolvers. He goes on to describe the gun’s various parts and points out most of these parts were made in 1873, but assembled into this gun in 1874. Mr. Graham also explains the presence of the “U.S.” marked frame as these guns were pulled from the production line of guns made for the military to accommodate Spies Kissams Special order. Interestingly, this gun as well as its mate (that was in the same shipment) both letter with blued finish. In researching this piece, according to The Official Record The Colt Single Action Revolver 1873-1895 by Don & Carol Wilkerson and Kathleen Hoyt, 
the first shipment of Nickel revolvers occurred on all of these guns on January 6, 1874 with Spies Kissam and Company as the shipping address and 12 guns in a shipment. The finish on all of these guns is factory and while we do not know if this is the shipment or if it is just a very early shipment. Very interesting historic gun and according to Ron Graham a research Bonanza!
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    Very Rare 1st Shipment Colt Single Action Army Nickel Plated Revolver (C15096)

    $15,950.00

    Very Rare 1st Shipment Colt Single Action Army Nickel Plated Revolver. Made in 1874. Very early gun, in very fine condition with 80-85% of the original nickel finish. Grips are excellent. This gun came out of an old...

  • Colt Single Action Army .32WCF caliber revolver. Very fine engraved Colt Single 
Action Army. Made in 1906. .32-20 with a 4 ¾” barrel. Gun is almost full coverage engraved and gold plated. This gun was definitely carried. All of the engraving appears old, certainly older style. Gun has steer head carved pearl grips inlayed with gold coins. This was popular in the 1920’s. This gun comes with a factory letter where it was shipped to Simmons Hardware. Very fine interesting gun!

    Colt Single Action Army .32WCF (C12904)

    $8,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army .32WCF caliber revolver. Very fine engraved Colt Single Action Army. Made in 1906. .32-20 with a 4 ¾” barrel. Gun is almost full coverage engraved and gold plated. This gun was definitely...

  • Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model .38-40 Caliber Revolver. Texas Shipped. Made in 1902. 4 ¾” barrel in .38-40. Metal has 50%-60% of the original blue and case colors on the frame. Grips are excellent. This gun comes with a factory letter confirming all features. It was shipped to Bering Cortes Hardware in Houston, Texas. Bering Hardware is a legendary Houston institution still operating to this day. Very fine Texas shipped Bisley. 
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    Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model .38-40 (C12740)

    $3,795.00

    Colt Single Action Army Bisley Model .38-40 Caliber Revolver. Texas Shipped. Made in 1902. 4 ¾” barrel in .38-40. Metal has 50%-60% of the original blue and case colors on the frame. Grips are excellent. This...

  • Colt Single Action Army Black Powder Frame revolver. Excellent condition. Made in 1876. This gun has 95% of the nickel finish. Most nickel guns from this period will letter blue because the New York retailers would buy the guns from Colt, chemically strip the blue and case colors, and plate it in nickel. Colt offered their guns in nickel, but the New York retailers could finish the gun more cheaply than what it would cost buying the gun from Colt with factory plating. The wood grips still have the original varnish. This is an early gun with a two line patent address on the left hand side of the frame. Bore is excellent. Gun is in excellent condition original condition. Comes with a factory letter shipped to H. D. Folsom in New York.

    Colt Single Action Army Black Powder Frame (C10336)

    $17,500.00

    Colt Single Action Army Black Powder Frame revolver. Excellent condition. Made in 1876. This gun has 95% of the nickel finish. Most nickel guns from this period will letter blue because the New York retailers would buy the...

  • Colt Bisley .32 caliber revolver. Rare .32 Colt caliber. Only 192 made in .32 Colt. Bore is excellent. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent. Fire blue screws are perfect. Gun has 95% bright case colors. Barrel and cylinder have 85% blue, the rest has flaked. Factory letter confirms all features. Letter addressed to Norm Flayderman. Gun was from the Lewis Yearout Collection and preverance from the Yearout family notes the gun was purchased from Flayderman catalog No. 80 in 1968. Rare .32 caliber Colt, in very fine condition.                               <!--  Serial number 275006  -->

    Colt Bisley .32 Colt (C10284)

    $8,450.00

    Colt Bisley .32 caliber revolver. Rare .32 Colt caliber. Only 192 made in .32 Colt. Bore is excellent. Action works perfectly. Grips are excellent. Fire blue screws are perfect. Gun has 95% bright case colors. Barrel and...