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Here is a Colt Model 1878 made in 1893. It has 5 knotches on the bridge when why friend got it. Who put them there and why they are there I don't know and my friend doesn't either. It is a Double Action pistol. Colt also did what they could on researching the pistol. I hope you all can read the letter that I posted. If not I will do my best to take another pic of it. Please feel free to ask for any other pic's that you might want to see and PM me if you have any questions about the gun. He is now asking $1000.00 for the pistol. Please also feel free to make offers.


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It seems about 60% of 19th Century Colt revolvers have notches on them. Lots of character there....
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Looks like it has been used as a hammer. Notice the dings on each side of the frame. Cowboys were known to use their sidearms to pound nails and repair fences.
 

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Yes it does look to have some history. If we were that old I think we would look like we had some history to. LOL.
 

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Wonder if the notches mean gun fights the owner won? If it could talk what stories we could hear no one will ever no it's real history. Gary
 

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I knew a kid who used to notch all of his wrenches and tools with a "////".
He said it was so he could identify them, if any were stolen. He said the four /s symbolized the four letters in his last name. ;-)

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Well, and this is just my opinion, your friend needs to be asking considerably less than $1695 for that rough specimen. $1695 would be a lot to ask for the much more desireable single-action Colt model in that condition.

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Condition is why it's not sold the value on it may be historical just not in the way the gun looks. If it doesn't sell I'll make an offer to you . Privately thanks Gary
 
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