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    Colt Single Action 1891 Cavalry

    According to the Kopec letter this revolver falls between a NY Militia revolver and a Cavalry revolver. It was inspected by Capt. Stanhope E. Blunt. The Ordnance sub-inspector is Rinaldo A. Carr. He could not locate this serial number in the national archives, but suspects it was possibly issued to Troop K. 8th Cavalry. He also states that due to condition it might have been issued to a state militia unit, probably California or New York.





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    Well how can he be wrong he has covered the country from coast to coast and Cavalry or Militia. That really narrows it down. Personally I wish he would leave out the guessing and concentrate more on the gun. The gun pictured is an outstanding specimen. Nice and crisp with perfect fitting straps and grips! Original blue and case colors as well! Very Nice!
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    Very nice revolver no matter who it was issued to.

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    Very nice condition, The cartouche stamps on the grips are especially great for it's age.

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    Outstanding Cavalry Model revolver!

    I assume this one got a Gold Seal letter?

    Can you post the letter?
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    That is an impressive Cavalry model. Very nice!! Thank you for sharing this outstanding Colt with us.

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    That is a great example!
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    Mikebiker you are correct. Kopec is right with his assessment. Cavalry or Militia / New York or California. That pretty much covers the possibilities. Not sure when the gold seal letters came out? This one just has a standard letter. When the revolver was sent to Kopec it had a replacement later vintage hammer and cylinder pin. Both parts are now correct. Finding a good, correct, and finish matching hammer took a while. Darn things aren't cheap either.
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    I assumed you had just received a letter from John on this one.

    Gold Seal letters came out within the last decade or so.

    Yours would not have qualified for one due to the later replaced parts and now correct parts but not original.

    Despite this, I would be proud to own this one. The lack of a Gold Seal Letter (presently) or a statement such as "100% correct" (in the past) hurts the value of this one. However, in my opinion, it can't be all that much.

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    mrcvs,
    Kopec would probably not have known the base pin and hammer where replaced. Both are correct for the revolver and match the condition perfectly.
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