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ORIGINAL MODEL 1873 COLT SINGLE ACTION PISTOL 1ST GENERATION HARD RUBBER GRIP PANELS – A MATCHED PAIR:  This is a matched pair of original 1ST Generation Colt Single Action hard rubber grip panels.    

Of special note, is that inside the left grip panel is hand engraved the date “JAN. 11. 1901”, which was apparently a date of some significance to the revolver’s owner.   

As can be seen in the photographs below, the grips are well worn with very little of the checkering remaining and the high points of the two Rampant Colts in the ovals showing wear as well.  The some of the checking still survives in the protected areas around the ovals and the grip screw shoulders.  The left grip has a crack running across the grip in line with the screw hole, caused by the grip screw being over tightened.  The crack is more apparent in the photograph than it is in person, and the panel does not appear to be weak or ready to break as long as some common sense care is employed when mounting these grips on a pistol.  The panels are otherwise in good condition with no damage to the edges or the butts.  

Admittedly, this set shows constant use and holster wear, but finding a matched set of grips is becoming increasingly difficult and these grip panels would be perfect for a Colt showing commensurate wear and age.  (0513)  $175



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