Factory letter confirms that this Colt Single Action Cavalry Model revolver was manufactured in 1884 and inspected by Captain Frank Heath and Ordnance Sub-Inspector David F. Clark. This revolver is accompanied by a Colt factory letter that states it was one of 100 guns shipped to the U.S. Government on December 3, 1884. The revolver has the patina and remnants of the military blue finish on the barrel, ejector housing, cylinder, trigger guard and back strap. The frame, loading gate and hammer are formerly color casehardened and now have muted espresso patina with faint flow marks of the case hardening left. The frame screws are original and show signs of fire bluing but show signs of repeated use. The one-piece walnut grip is oil finished. The ejector housing has the bullseye ejector rod head utilized until early 1885 and cavalry style hammer with extended, bordered knurling on the spur. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the fourth style elongated block address: “COLT’S PT. F.A. MFG. Co. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” in one line. The left side of the frame is roll-stamped with the Colt three-date/three-line patent marking followed by the “U.S.” property mark. The small “D.F.C.” sub-inspection mark is stamped on the underside of the barrel, bottom of the frame above the serial number, side of the chamber and on the right grip heel. A small “P” proofmark is stamped on the underside of the barrel ahead of the “D.F.C.” sub-inspection mark and on the side of the cylinder. A “G” Colt inspection mark is stamped below the serial number on the trigger guard and back strap. The lower left side of the grip is stamped with the date “1884” above the Ordnance final inspection stamp which consists of the encircled script monogram “FH”. The Ordnance sub-inspection stamp which consists of the script initials “DFC” in a rectangle with rounded ends is stamped on the lower right side of the grip. The inside of the loading gate is stamped with the assembly number “1722”. The full serial number, “113324”, is stamped on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. All of the visible serial numbers match

Good to Very Good, all original matching parts. No repairs, no major distraction. Function is excellent, surprisingly solid and smooth for age. No slop at all while working the action. All bluing and finish has turned to a dark patina. Some older pitting on the underside of barrel in crevices. Some light pitting on surface. Grips are solid with one noticeable indentation mark on the bottom right side.

*C&R Eligible
Make: Colt
Condition: Good to Very Good
Year: 1884
Barrel Length: 7.5″
Model: SAA US Calvary
Caliber: .45 Colt
Stock Material: Wood – Walnut
Serial #: 113324