DENVER LETTERED Antique COLT 1878 “FRONTIER” .45 Cal DOUBLE ACTION Revolver
PROVENANCE: Famed Denver Gunsmith J.P. LOWER
Here we present an antique Colt 1878 Double Action Frontier Revolver, made in 1888 in Hartford, Connecticut. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as shipment to John P. Lower & Sons in Denver, Colorado on April 6, 1888.
The Model 1878 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.
The overall condition is fine. The action is strong. The bore is bright with nice rifling. The nickel finish is reflective and retains its shine! This example comes with a leather holster decorated with German silver domed conchos. Here is a fantastic chance to own a Denver-lettered Colt Frontier Revolver!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 7-1/2 inches.
Caliber: .45 Colt
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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