A scarce first year of production Colt Model 1895 .41 Colt New Army & Navy Double Action, commercial production, 6-shot swing-out cylinder 4-½” Barrel. Original finish and mechanically sound. Bore has nice rifling, with just a few scattered pits. I’d rate it at 6/10. Nice grips. The very low serial number is 19X — so this is from the first few months of production for a Model 1895. Three line barrel roll mark with “95” as last patent date. Cylinder has a slight wobble as the hammer falls. Faded blue finish. Two prominent scratches at the right rear of the barrel, but otherwise a nice even antique patina. Has some nice original fire blue stil visible on teh sides of teh trigger. The checkered black gutta percha grip panels are of the same style, but have differing amounts of wear, so one of them has obviously been replaced. (CBGB-502) Firm Price: $1875

$1,875.00 $1,775.00

Just Arrived: Colt Model 1892 6″ .38 Long Colt R.A.C.-Inspected, Circa 1893!  The serial number of this early Colt swing-out cylinder revolver is 472X, placing its date of manufacture around 1893. Has US inspector’s marking R.A.C. (Rinaldo A. Carr) on both frame and cylinder. Has correct 2 line barrel address with last patent date “95”. Above-average two-piece smooth walnut grips (standard U.S. Army issue, for that vintage) with no inspection cartouche visible. The grips are very good with no cracks or material loss. Revolver remains in good condition with over 60% finish on the frame with losses mostly at grip straps. The bore is lightly frosted, with over 40% finish on the barrel’s exterior. The cylinder latch is un-numbered, apparently a Colt-made aresenal replacement. Very nice mechanical condition in both single-action and double-action modes.  The sides of the trigger still have lots of original fire blue. This is a nice, honest, unaltered early example that likely saw service in the Spanish-American War.  (EUAP-771)


Scarce Colt Model 1883 Hammerless Shotgun, 12 gauge.  Serial # 426X. Manufactured in 1889. 26-7/8″ barrels with solid rib. 2-3/4″ chambers, modified-right/improved cylinder-left chokes, and 14 1/4″ LOP. Overall good condition.  With its Damascus steel barrels this gun is being sold as a non-shooter, unless Savage Four Tenner (.410 gauge) inserts, Chaszel 20 gauge inserts, or other inserts are exclusively used. I’ve test-fitted a pair of Savage Four Tenner inserts, so you can be assured that this gun is a good candidate for use with such inserts. Note that I have a pair of used Savage Four Tenners available — for an additional $180. (CGPC-133) $1,325

$1,325.00 $1,195.00

Ultra-rare Colt New Service .44-40 revolver, with 6-shot swing-out cylinder. First year of production (1898)! Only the first 250 were made in 1898–of more than 900,000 produced—and hence are legally antique. This revolver’s blue finish appears original, but is now mostly patina. Bluing is present only on trigger and ejector rod. Right grip has a large chip at the heel. Both of the black gutta percha grips have evenly mellowed to a chocolate color. Bore has very good rifling, with some very noticeable pits at mid-bore that probably won’t affect accuracy. I’d rate the bore at 5/10. This revolver came from a ranch in eastern Washington. A pair of pre-medallion Pachmayr grips are also included. (EPLR-081)

$3,500.00 $3,300.00

Colt Lightning small frame .22 pump action. This shoots only .22 Short or .22 Long cartridges. (Both are still factory produced.) Original, and unaltered! This gun came from a ranch in Montana. Overall, it has a pleasant even gray patina. Metal shows no signs of refinishing. Original black gutta percha buttplate with rampant stallion logo has significant wear and just one non-threatening chip. The only remaining bluing I could see is on the barrel under the slide. Very early 157X serial number. Possibly first year of production, from 1887! The dust cover and screw are present and functional! Has the correct original fixed dovetail rear sight, in nice condition. Has a period fixed dovetail front sight, in nice condition—but possibly replaced, because its base sits slightly above the barrel. Has a correct 23-1/2″ round barrel with original 2/3-length magazine tube. The magazine tube has no dents! Wood is in very nice shape. Very good shootable bore. Checkering on slide is so sharp that it looks like it may have been a later Colt factory replacement. Mechanically sound, but since this is a blackpowder era gun, it should be inspected by a qualified gunsmith before shooting. (ELIR-104)

$2,375.00 $2,150.00

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