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    Opinions on this Henry Nettleton

    Lets have your comments and opinions on this late Henry Nettleton.

    The metal is solid, fairly sharp. with no corrosion. No observable SN inside the stocks.

    I do not have a Kopec Letter..



































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    I really like the shape and fit of the stocks to the gun. The cartouches are stamped higher up on the grips than usual. Thanks for posting such great pictures!

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    Fantastic photography

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    From what I can see, everything looks OK as original.
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    I forgot to add that's a beautiful colt with great patina, a real treasure.
    Thanks for sharing

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    A nice Nettleton, and worthy of Mr Kopec's evaluation. I believe his letter could enhance value.

    I believe at least two screws on the left side of the frame are later replacement screws. This revolver likely was cleaned and may have been artificially browned. The cartouches and '1878' date are fairly prominent given the condition of this revolver, otherwise, so they may have been enhanced. Or, the stocks may be replacements as the serial number is lacking within the backstrap channel, as you stated. The fit is good. As saintclair stated, the location of the cartouches are higher than I've seen, as well.

    Thank you for the fine photography.

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    The gun looks good but it looks like it was chemically cleaned with a rust remover. That would account for the nice crisp gun and good looking grips with little to not original finish remaining.
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    Mr. Rush's images provide a tutorial on where numbers and markings should be including assembly numbers on the gate and under the trigger guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Bowles View Post
    Mr. Rush's images provide a tutorial on where numbers and markings should be including assembly numbers on the gate and under the trigger guard.
    Maybe this thread should be a "sticky"?
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    As mentioned, appears to have an old cold blue. Cold blue tends to turn brown over time.
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