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Colt Model 1878 DA Revolver with Holster (Canadian Military Purchase)

Serial #41288, .45 Colt, 7 1/2" barrel with a very good, bright bore that has minor freckling within the grooves.  This is an 1899-made revolver that retains about 60-70% of the original blue finish, with the balance having a mottled gray-brown patina with scattered areas of mild freckling and pinprick pitting (heaviest along the left side of the barrel).  There is a good amount of the original fire blue remaining on the trigger and hammer, with the remainder turned to lightly freckled gray.  The gripstraps have turned to a mottled plum-brown; and the checkered hard rubber grips have faded to brown, but are otherwise in excellent shape without any chips and only mild flattening of the points.  The lock-up is still tight and the mechanism functions perfectly both in single and double action.  The revolver is housed in a period brown leather Canadian military flap holster that has scuffs along the exterior, and a field repair on the back to remedy a missing belt loop.  No markings are present save for a "34" stamped into the leather on the inside of the cover flap.  A March 22, 2007-dated Colt Factory Letter accompanies the revolver that lists a shipping date of January 10, 1900, to Lewis Brothers & Co. of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, as part of a 50 gun order to a Captain Curran.  There are several "Captain Currans" listed in the service of Canada prior to and during the Great War, but no distinguishing information is present in the Colt letter.  As the guns were shipped to a commercial dealer in Montreal, the most likely end user would’ve been a militia unit in Quebec.  This is a very good-near fine large frame DA Colt with a Canadian military connection.  FFL or C&R

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