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John Gunderson Antique Militaria
Colt M1878 large frame double action revolver - $850.00

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Colt M1878 large frame double action revolver. Serial number 35474. Marked on left side of barrel "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER", which is supposed to indicate 44-40 caliber, we are not able to verify. 4-5/8" barrel. Metal parts have a dark patina overall with minor granularness to surfaces. Hard rubber grips are fair, showing a good deal of wear from use, a chip by the locating pin on the right side and a small crack in the same area on the left. Has an odd patch of lighter color near the butt on both sides, which might suggest a repair on first glance, but that area is completely homogenous on the inside, perhaps the light areas are from having some tape on them or being holstered for many years. Extractor plunger is bent but extractor still functions. Has good spring tension, trigger works the hammer and moves the cylinder, but hammer will not fall on its own, also it will not cock as single action. Sold as a collector item only, not warranted safe to shoot.