View Full Version : Colt 45 BP circa pat 1871 ser 111XXX

September 5, 2010, 09:02 AM
A friend of mine has a 7 inch antique Colt BP cartridge revolver he bought in Alaska from a fellow worker there just before the war broke out in 41. He has taken exceptionally good care of it and having handled it myself I believe it to be very good condition with some holster wear is all. Action is tight and lock up tight. I believe this is the type revolver Custer carried on his last patrol in Montana territory and you all know the rest of that story.

My friend is in his mid-8o's and now would like to part with this firearm. He wants more than I can muster and thinks it is worth a lot of money. Does anyone have a reference that would give him some documentation to go by when approaching dealers or private collectors to go by?

Thanks for any suggestions and replies in advance.

September 5, 2010, 09:36 AM
It was made in 1884.

September 6, 2010, 08:00 AM
I will pass that on to owner. Appreciate the info.