Early Colt "New Service" 38-40 revolver - 1905
This was Colt's first truly big bore side-swing cylinder revolver capable of handling powerful rounds like the 38-40 and the .45 Colt. This example has eaerly freatures including the squared stule cylinder release and the laast patent date on the barrel (1900), along with the correct Colt markings.
Checkered hard rubber grips with COLT spelled out at the top of each grip panel. Original lanyard stud in the butt.
Fine blued finish, front sidt has not been filed or altered. Excellent mechanics and a tight lock-up of the sylinder. Qualified as a Curio and Relic firearem, but does require FFL for shipping.
Left side of barrel is correctly marked "NEW SERVICE .38 W.C.F. (Winchester Center Fire)> This was the largest pre-war double action revolver COLT made. Popular with frontiersmen, lawmen and more than a few outlaws of the early twentieth Century. Manufactured in 1905.
Serial # is #14095 It is gun #27 in the sale catalogue