GR79-0922-4209, Colt Frontier M-1878 DA, inscribed to Rafael Buelna Tenorio Mexican Brigadier General. BUY NOW
GR79-0922-4209, Colt Frontier M-1878 DA, inscribed to Rafael Buelna Tenorio, was a Brigadier General in the Mexican Revolution and died at the age of 34 in battle. A packet of info on him accompanies the gun. An airport is named after him in Mexico. The gun has etched and inscribed grips with a Mexican Eagle holding a Rattle Snake. The gun has his name inscribed along the back edge and initials in an emblem on the grip The gun is in .45 cal, with 7 1/2 inch barrel, the gun has been re-nickeled and lightly buffed prior to the nickel. The re-nickel is an old job and well done. The barrel address is only partially visible but the edges are crisp and other markings are clear. In my opinion the Re-nickel could have been done before Buelna’s death #65xx, made in 1881. The cylinder pin has been replaced. The bore is bright, rifling is strong with scattered fine spots and some dust. Functional in DA and SA. Wonderful grips with excellent work and inscription. “Gen Rafeal Buelna Estado de Sinaloa” is what it says on the grip. Nickel guns with ivory grips are typical Mexican style. Very neat.
Est. Retail Value: $4500
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