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THE FIRST MODEL 1878 MANUFACTURED IN 1896 !!

COLT MODEL 1878 DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER in the SCARCE CALIBER FOR THIS MODEL OF 38/40 ( 38WCF)

This DA 1878, was by serial number, the very first one manufactured in 1896 ! In addition, it is in a scarce caliber for this Model, 38/40. Serial No. 3510X has the 7-1/2 inch barrel, and a strong ! probability of Factory Ivory grips. The Colt has just about all the factory nickel plating remaining on the frame, along with blue on the screw heads and trigger. The balance of the Colt remains about 60% nickel plate on barrel, and 100% on ejector housing. The cylinder has about 60% also, with some freckling. The balance of the surface is a soft plum patina all original and UNTOUCHED. ALL factory applied markings are present : barrel address, barrel caliber designation, and Serial Number. Very IMPORTANT. the working action is 100% perfect on both single action mode and double action mode. All screw heads are clean and crisp, no burring, and ALL parts are ORIGINAL to this Colt DA 1878. This Model Colt was slow in the beginning BUT after a few years into production it became a VERY popular revolver on the Frontier, and with notables of the Frontier. Very rare we can see the beginning or ending Colt revolver, BUT with this DA, it is listed in all Colt records as THE FIRST 1878 made in the year 1896 !

1st 1878 Colt DA made in 1896

closeup of left side of Colt 1878 DA 38/40

full left side view of Colt DA 1878 with 7-1/2' barrel

Perhaps if ordered it would be an interesting Colt Letter. PRICE $3,000

Colt 1878 DA in WCF 38/40 with 7-1/2 " barrel

ivory grip left side of Colt Model DA 38/40

right view of ivory griips on Colt DA WCF 38/40

bottom view of Colt 1878 DA 38/40

top view of scarce Colt DA 1878 that was made in 1876

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2023

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