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    Default Old 6 shooter revolver dug up in NW Arizona

    I am a little stumped on this one in part due to its condition. I was recently out in Arizona SW of the Grand Canyon prospecting for gold when I cam across this old 6 shooter revolver. This was found buried in a dry wash while metal detecting and I recently completed electrolysis to clean off the surface rust without damaging it. However, I still have no clue to the make or model as I would be interested in learning more about its history. Here are a few pictures. I have not found any writings and makers marks due to the condition. Thanks for your help!

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    Here are two more pictures.

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    Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver



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    Thanks Popeye!

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    Cool find! Wonder what kind of stories it could tell.
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    I may be wrong but I don't think so.

    If I am wrong, someone will be by in a day or two to correct me.
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    Sure looks like it.
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    Was it loaded?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    Was it loaded?

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    Great question!
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    I guess it's cause that's always the first thing I check.

    I would expect that it would have live and/or spent cartridges in it. If it was empty then that makes it even more interesting as to how it got there.

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