Project Description

This is a 47% scale Colt 12″ barreled “Buntline Special” revolver as issued by America Remembers, the successors to the United States Historical Society.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  These were made by Uberti in Italy under license from Colt.  This is the “Classic Edition”, which is a standard unadorned revolver. 8 1/4″ long overall with a 5 5/8″ long rifled barrel of .21 caliber.  Blue finish with the exception of the frame, loading gate, & hammer which are case colored. The top of the barrel is roll stamped with the one line Colt italics barrel address.  The left front of the frame marked with the patent dates in two lines.  The caliber marking “.45 CAL” stamped into the left side of the triggerguard.  Nicely figured one piece rosewood grips.  The serial number, 125,  stamped into the bottom of the frame, triggerguard, backstrap, and the loading gate hinge.  The top of the frame has the long range stand up adjustable sight.  Checkered hammer spur.  Black powder frame  with the round “Bullseye” ejector rod button.  Complete with the original America Remembers glass top casing with hinged top.  The Colt logo etched into the glass near the left front corner of the top.  The interior is French fit with a burgundy velour lining.  There is also a brass plaque inset into the case interior just below the revolver with the America Remembers data.  Not many of these were made or sold.  This was the last offering by the U.S. Historical Society/America Remembers.  These did not sell to expectations in either the “Classic Edition” or the “Presidential Edition”,  were discontinued early, and had the lowest production of all the USHS or America Remembers miniature Colt revolvers.  The revolver is in mint new condition except for some minor scratches on the hammer sides where it enters the frame, not noticable when the hammer is down, and some minor nicks & scratches to the wood case.  Photos are of the actual item you will receive.  Price:  $800.00.