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Colt 1878 DA Frontier Factory Nickel, Walnut Grips

Price: $2,995.00 | Product Code: 1878 | Availability: In Stock

While Smith & Wesson won the race for the first big-bore cartridge firing revolver, Colt won the first double-action revolver with the Lightning in 1877 and the big-bore .45 LC Frontier the following year. This is an excellent example of an all-original, 5-1/2" barreled, factory nickel gun with rare smooth walnut grips made in 1896. Approximately 85%+ of the original finish remains. The brilliant nitre blue is nearly all intact on the hammer and trigger. The bore is bright, with strong rifling and no pitting. The gun is mechanically sound and could be fired, but should be checked by a competent gunsmith first.