COLT FRONTIER SIX-SHOOTER Model 1878 .44-40 Double Action REVOLVER C&R
Double Action Colt in .44-40 WCF
Here we present an antique Colt 1878 Double Action Frontier Revolver, made circa the turn of the century in Hartford, Connecticut. The M1878 was designed by William Mason, Colt’s factory manager and Charles Brinckerhoff Richards, Superintendent of Engineering. The 1878 Frontier was a much larger and more reliable version of the Model 1877 Lightning and Thunderer, Colt’s first double action revolver. The 1878 Frontier also offered a much more comprehensive array of calibers, compared to the 1877’s three offerings. Despite all of this, the Model 1877 was clearly the popular favorite as over 166,000 were produced versus 51,210 of the Model 1878 made between 1878 through 1907.
This Colt 1878 is chambered in .44-40 WCF. The side of the barrel is marked “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER”. The grip frame was recontoured long ago and these walnut grips were fitted to it. The grips are studded with circular and diamond shaped pieces surrounded by small checkered shapes that are mirrored on both grips. The grip maintains the original profile under the grips but there has been material added to each side to make the grip longer and more hand-filling. The lanyard ring has also been added to the extension.
The overall condition is good. Gray patina with some blue finish. The action works well in both double and single action. The bore is in good condition with nice rifling. The grips are great shape. A neat period modified Colt double action Frontier!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 5-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .44-40 Winchester Center Fire
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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