I was handed down a Colt revolver. I've been told it is a 1875 Colt .45. The revolver has been in a safty deposit box for probably 30 years or longer. The story i was told was that it was originally owned by a law officer in Colorado. It looks like the handle has initials engraved on the bottom, the shell ejector lever looks bent, 2 of the screw heads look damaged. I'm looking for a value and any other information on this gun like model number. I looked at Colt's archive dept. today and might order a archive letter but i'm not sure what model this revolver is? Thanks for any help.
You have a Colt Model 1873 Single Action Army revolver, manufactured in 1895. I believe the original finish on yours was nickel, not blued, although little of the nickel finish remains. The cylinder pin on yours is a replacement....Colt didn't put knurled rings around theirs. Value is probably in the range of $1500-$1800, but you should get a correct cylinder pin.
Thank you for your help. I took it to a gunsmith this week and had a new cylinder pin and set screw ordered for it.