Antique Model 1878 Colt Frontier 6 Shooter (578)
Here we offer an antique Double Action (DA) .45 Cal Colt Frontier Pistol typical of the type used in the wild west by cowboys, lawmen and the like in the late 1870s early 80s. A beautiful original finish with excellent checkered wood grips. Very little wear to the body, 90% bluing, still retaining its lanyard loop. There is some damage on the shoulder in front of the trigger guard both sides and some scratches around the screws. Looks like someone put the pistol in a vice to try to repair it and did some minor damage. As good as it looks overall, there are issues, these pistols are notorious for breaking mechanically due to wear and tear. This example is broken and although the hammer can half and full cock, its double action is dysfunctional, slipping on every trigger pull. These pistols are almost impossible to repair due to a lack of parts availability. This is a model that did not have a long life on the market. It is price accordingly.
This is an antique hand gun and does not require a PAL. This particular model is considered an antique black powder cartridge hand gun and is not designed to fire modern ammunition.