Identified Colt Single Action Army Cavalry Model (AC1143)
Serial number 132249. Made in 1890. 45 LC caliber with a 7 ½” barrel. This gun is in excellent original condition! 95% of the original blue remains on the barrel. The back strap blue is thinning Very good blue remains on the trigger guard, The frame has excellent original case colors. The Grips are fantastic with sharp, near perfect cartouches. This gun comes with a letter from noted Colt Single Action expert John Kopec attesting to its originality. He awarded it the coveted Gold seal. Mr. Kopec notes in his letter that this gun was in the collection of Colonel Albert McClure at the time of his death. There is a binder along with this gun with Colonel McClure’s service records and history. Colonel McCLure was born on April 20th of 1874 in Casey County, Kentucky and died on August 12, 1952. He graduated from West Point in 1899 and was sent to the Philippines shortly after serving in the 14th Infantry during the Boxer Rebellion. He was then sent to Europe attending Cavalry Schools. During WWI he was an officer in charge of judging and acquiring horses and mules for the US and its allies. He retired in 1929 and passed away in 1952 in El Paso.