Hopefully my latest Colt will be one I'll find at the Denver show this coming weekend!
Well, the Denver show was good for me and I bought this Colt Single Action chambered in 41 Colt. It has a mint bore and examining the chambers with a high intensity light I only see 2 that look like they’ve been fired. There’s barely a nick on the firing pin, no marks on the recoil shield, and only a faint turn ring on the cylinder. It is truly almost unused. It was probably stored without a coating of oil, so the Case Colors have faded on the exposed flat surfaces, but the recessed and protected areas are heavy and bright. It was shipped to Simmons Hardware in St. Louis, MO on October 23, 1901 in the configuration pictured.
Thanks Bob! I bought it for my wife to use as a home protection gun when I'm gone overnight on hunting or fishing trips, but I think I might have to put that one in the safe and buy her another one that shows some wear!!
Colt Single Action chambered in 41 Colt that was shipped to Tompkins Hardware Company, address unavailable, on September 30, 1892. However, based on my research the “Shipped To” location might have been Leadville, Colorado.