c1905 1st Gen COLT BISLEY SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45 LONG COLT Revolver SAA C&R
5-1/2 inch Barrel
Here we present a Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver in .45 Long Colt, manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut in 1905. Though Colt enjoyed the largest contracts of any handgun maker during the American Civil War, it had to rely on its array of percussion fired revolvers, namely the 1860 Army until the Smith & Wesson owned Rollin White Patent expired in 1869. This enabled them to begin making revolvers with completely bored through cylinder chambers in order to utilize modern metallic cartridge ammunition in the most effective manner. In 1869, Colt’s began development of a suitable cartridge revolver in earnest, first coming out with a number of conversions for their percussion lines, until 1872 when they debuted what was to become the Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army in the 1872 U.S. Trials. Needless to say, it won, and became the Army’s revolver of choice. It also became the sidearm of choice for many others like cowboys, guards, lawmen, crooks, shopkeepers and all manner of civilians.
This is an example of the Bisley variant of the Colt Single Action Army revolver. The primary differences were a lower hammer spur and a more curvaceous grip frame. These were optimized toward target shooting but many general users and shooters who were not simply target shooters preferred them as well.
The overall condition is good. There are hints of old nickel finish, mostly in the grooved top of the frame, dominated by a dark gray patina. This was obviously a well-used gun! The bore is dim with thin rifling, and the action remains strong. The numbers match. Both rampant Colt trademarked hard rubber grips are in great shape containing expected wear. Here is a nice Colt Bisley that would make a great addition to your collection, made in 1905!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .45 Long Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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