1887 Rare Wild West Period, PALL MALL, LONDON Colt SAA Revolver in .476 Caliber, Choice Very Fine.Rare original PALL MALL, LONDON COLT SAA Revolver in .476 Caliber, bearing SN # 121222 (made in the year 1887), all matching. It has a 5.5" long, .476 caliber, round barrel marked on the top, "COLTS PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. DEPOT 14 PALL MALL LONDON" with 2 British Proofs, a small "CROWN" over "G P" (Gun makers' Proof) and a small "CROWN" over "V" (Viewed) stamped on the underside.
The frame has 3 Patent dates stamped on the left side under the cylinder reading: "PAT. SEPT.19.1871", "JULY.2.-72", and "JAN.19.-75" and the Serial number #121222 is stamped in front of the trigger guard. The trigger guard is stamped with the Serial number #121222 just in front of the trigger guard bow, and is also marked on the left side of the upper portion of the bow with the caliber reading, ".476 CAL". The backstrap is marked with the Serial number #121222 on the bottom between the grip scales. The hard rubber grips are in very choice condition and have the Rampant Colt vignette in an oval and the Eagle and Shield. The cylinder is marked with alternating small British Proofs, a small "CROWN" over "GP" (Gun makers' Proof) and a small "CROWN" over "V" (Viewed). This Revolver has old re-blue and over time has naturally turned very dark to black. This Pistol is accompanied with a Wild West period style leather holster. The action is in good mechanical working order. A really nice example. (2 items)
See Ref.: pages 100-102, “FLAYDERMAN'S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS... and their Values.”, 9th Edition, by Norm Flayderman, 2007.