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Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


948 lots with images

November 30, 2012

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Pair of Charles Sorby (Wakefield, England) Percussion Muff Pistols with Inscribed Case

Lot 151: Pair of Charles Sorby (Wakefield, England) Percussion Muff Pistols with Inscribed Case

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 A) This lot consists of a cased pair of Sorby percussion pistols with accessories. Frame has a light scroll engraving with the left side marked "CHAs SORBY" and right side marked "WAKEFIELD". Screw on smooth bore barrel and sliding bar hammer safety. British proofs on barrel and ahead of the folding trigger. Fitted with a checkered grip featuring a German silver diamond inlaid behind the upper tang. Complete with a partitioned case lined with green velvet, a Sykes powder flask, bullet mold/nipple wrench, brush, key, and Hicks percussion cap tin. The top of the lid has a brass circle inlay inscribed "Mr. D.W. SOAMES./PINNER, MIDDLESEX.". BBL: 1 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 Finish: blue/brown Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good, with a smooth dark patina overall, an mottled gray showing on the remainder, minor flash pitting, and some light dings on the refinished barrel. The grip is very fine with some minor dings and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically fine. The case is very good with two cracks on the lid, some minor handling marks, and some minor wear on the lining. - B) As described in "A". BBL: 1 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 Finish: blue/brown Grips: walnut Serial Number: NSN Condition: Very good, with a smooth dark patina on the barrel and a mottled gray patina on the remainder. Grips are excellent, with minor pressure dents and varnish loss, and crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.

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Pair of Tanner Percussion Pistols

Lot 152: Pair of Tanner Percussion Pistols

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 A) The top of the brown Damascus barrel is marked "TANNER IN HANNOVER." A floral scroll engraving is featured on the lock plate, hammer, bolster, trigger guard and barrel tang with the number "2456" stamped on the trigger guard. The pistol has an iron swivel ramrod and a hammer safety. The full length stock has checkering on the grip area, a single barrel wedge with German silver escutcheons and a German silver oval inlay engraved "E.v.T." positioned on the left side above the trigger. Included with the pistol is a large Dixon and Sons powder flask with a double faced basket weave and floral pattern. BBL: 6 3/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 65 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 2456 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 95% original brown Damascus finish with some gray patina. The remaining metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina. The stock is fine with a minor crack near the lock screw and a number of minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine. The powder flask is fine with a broken spring and some minor handling marks with an overall attractive appearance. - B) As described in "A" including the number "2456" marked on the trigger guard. BBL: 6 3/4 inch round Stock: walnut Gauge: 65 Finish: brown/casehardened Grips: Serial Number: 2456 Condition: Very fine. The barrel retains 95% original brown Damascus finish showing some gray patina. The remaining metal surfaces have a mottled gray patina. There is some minor pitting. The stock is very good with a few cracks and a number of minor handling marks. Overall the checkering is crisp. Mechanically fine.

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Colt Model 1860 Richards-Mason Conversion Revolver

Lot 153: Colt Model 1860 Richards-Mason Conversion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 This is an example of a Colt Model 1860 Richards-Mason conversion which later had the barrel crudely shortened to it's current length of 5 5/8 inches. Total production of the Model 1860 Richards-Mason Revolvers is estimated to have been about 2,100. The Model 1860 Richards-Mason Revolver is one of the scarcest Colt cartridge conversion revolvers. The revolver has the distinctive breech plate without a rear sight and a loading gate with external spring marked "5104" and a hammer with the added centerfire pin and notch rear sight. The barrel lug is a smaller lug, much different in appearance to the standard 1860 Army lug and the slot has been filled. The top of the barrel has the one line address, two line patent dates on the left side of the frame and "44 CAL" on the left trigger guard shoulder. All of the visible serial numbers match. All nickel finish, fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip. BBL: 5 5/8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 CF Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 195104 Condition: Period refinished and modified with 70% of the period nickel finish remaining. The small amount of exposed brass has an aged patina. Overall there area a number of minor dents and dings. The front sight has been crudely mounted and the wedge screw is a replacement. The grip is fair with wear on the lower edges, a minor chip on each toe, a few minor chips and a crude period "?T" on the left side. The markings and cylinder scene are clear. The action is fine.

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Scarce U.S. Inspected Navy Cartridge Conversion of Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

Lot 154: Scarce U.S. Inspected Navy Cartridge Conversion of Colt Model 1861 Navy Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 This U.S.N. Colt Model 1861 Navy revolver was converted to 38 centerfire cartridge configuration by Colt for the U.S. Navy between 1873 and 1876. The revolver has a Mason type ejector housing attached to the right side of the barrel by a screw running through the left side of the barrel lug. The front of the ejector head is stamped with concentric rings. The barrel lug has a factory-fitted plug in the loading lever hole. The right side of the recoil shield is milled and a loading gate with external spring is fitted to the right side of the frame. The hammer has a screw-in cone-type firing pin. The top of the barrel has the one line New York address and the underside has "LDB R.W.M" inspector initials with an anchor. "PAT. JULY. 21, 1871./PAT. JULY. 2. 1872." is stamped in two lines on the left side of the frame over the original Colt patent markings. "36 CAL" is stamped on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and the cylinder has the navy battle scene. Matching serial number "8105" on the frame, grip straps and loading gate. The cylinder has the number "60970" along with the conversion serial number "8250". The conversion serial number "8250" is repeated on the barrel. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 CF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 8105 Condition: Fair. The revolver has an artificial smooth brown patina with some minor pitting. The cylinder scene is weak. The grip straps have a smooth patina. The butt and back strap have been tapped for a shoulder stock. The sanded, refinished grip is also fair with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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U.S. Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver with Richards Conversion

Lot 155: U.S. Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver with Richards Conversion

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 This is one of the 1860 Army revolvers that was converted to cartridge from 1873 to 1878. The particular revolver is marked with two serial numbers on the trigger guard and back strap, "67601" over "1098", (9 over stamped with 0 on the trigger guard), and the wedge is numbered "1098". The back strap is an earlier iron with shoulder stock cut out on the heel variation. The barrel has been period shortened and a dovetailed blade front sight installed. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line New York address, the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT" and the upper left front of the trigger guard is marked "44 CAL". The cylinder is roll engraved with the naval battle scene and numbered "098" over an "A" (Ainsworth inspection mark for Army). Fitted with a one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 5 1/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 CF Finish: blee/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 67601/1098 Condition: Period refinished and modified at the time of conversion with a smooth mottled gray patina on the metal surfaces. The barrel has been shortened and a rifle style sight dovetailed in front. The back strap shows traces of silver plating concentrated on the top and butt. The numbers have been ground off of the frame and barrel. The trigger guard retains 80% silver plating. The grip has been refinished and remains very good with some wear on the lower edge and some scattered minor dings and dents. The cylinder scene is faint and the markings are readable. The action needs work, the cylinder doesn't always rotate when the hammer is cocked.

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Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

Lot 156: Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 A) Manufactured in 1862. Standard markings and features. Stagecoach holdup scene on the cylinder. Matching visible numbers, wedge mis-matched and fitted with a smooth varnished one-piece walnut grip. BBL: 5 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 217339 Condition: Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth dark patina with scattered original blue finish on the barrel. The trigger guard and back strap retain 20% original silver plating mainly in the protected areas of the trigger guard and top of the back strap. The grip is very good with a moderate chip on the left toe, some lower edge wear and a few minor dings and dents. The cylinder scene is visible and the markings clear. The action functions but has weak hammer spring. - B) Model 2 manufactured in 1855. standard markings with pointing hand barrel address, and Indian and cabin scene on the cylinder. Fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 28 Percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 2141 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains 30% original blue finish mainly on the frame, with a smooth brown patina on the balance of the revolver. There are a number of small dings on the back strap, and some minor oxidation on the butt. The grip is undersize and has been revarnished, and remains good with clumps of dry varnish on the butt, some light lower edge wear and a few minor handling marks. The action needs work, the cylinder does not rotate when the hammer is cocked. The cylinder scene is visible and the markings are clear.

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Unidentified 19th Century American Revolver Case

Lot 157: Unidentified 19th Century American Revolver Case

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Description: Estimate: $850 - 1300 Measures 9 inches wide, 5 inches deep and 1 3/4 inches tall. The case is partitioned with three compartments and is lined in green velvet. The inside of the lid has padded green velvet and the top of the lid is without an initial plaque. Included with the case is a Hicks No. 2 primer tin, Winchester No. 2 primer tin and primers. Fitted with brass hinges and a contrasting wood lock escutcheon. BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Fine with a hairline crack on the lid and some minor handling marks. The fine, original lining shows some wear.

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Scarce Colt Model 1849

Lot 158: Scarce Colt Model 1849 "Wells Fargo" Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 5000 Manufactured in 1860. The revolver has a three inch octagon barrel with no provisions for a loading lever. The revolver is in the correct 164,000 serial range for the "Wells Fargo" Model 1849 revolver without loading lever. It is fitted with a one piece varnished grip. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two line New York address inside brackets and the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT." The cylinder is roll-engraved with the stagecoach holdup scene and is marked "COLT PATENT/164040." Matching numbers are present on the cylinder, barrel, frame, trigger guard, back strap and barrel wedge with the number "8" stamped on the frame along with the serial number. The letter "M" is stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. Wells Fargo models such as this example are a desirable and highly sought after variation of the Colt Model 1849 pocket series. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: varnished walnut Serial Number: 164040 Condition: Very good plus. The revolver has a crisp, original smooth gray patina with some scattered minor pitting. Half of the original cylinder scene remain. The brass retains 30% original silver plating on the trigger guard. The grip is fine with some minor dings and scratches, with most of the varnish remaining. Mechanically functions, but is slightly out of time.

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British Proofed Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot 159: British Proofed Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3250 Manufactured in 1866. The top of the barrel is rolled stamped with the one-line New York barrel address flanked by dashes. There are a pair of British proofmarks on the barrel lug and there are "crown/V" and "crown/GP" proofs alternating between the cylinder chambers on the blank cylinder. "COLTS/PATENT" is stamped on the left side of the frame, "36 CAL" on the left side of the trigger guard. The full serial number with the letter "L" (indicating revolver was designated for sale in England) is stamped on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap, with the wedge and loading lever unmarked. There is a faint English Enfield armory cartouche stamped on the left side of the smooth one-piece walnut grip. BBL: 7 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 187348L Condition: Good. There is a smooth gray patina on the barrel and cylinder with the partially refinished cylinder having been cleaned and lightly machined during the period of use with at least one of the stop notches welded and re-cut with no approach re-cut. The loading lever and frame retain scattered traces of darkened case colors with the balance a smooth brown-gray patina. The cylinder has a couple small spots of pitting. There is some scattered mild pitting overall. The brass has an even aged patina. The slightly undersized grip is good with a few missing minor chips and some minor dings and scratches.

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Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

Lot 160: Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $950 - 1400 Manufactured in 1852. The top of the barrel has the two line New York barrel address inside brackets, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame and the stagecoach holdup scene on the cylinder. The complete matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, cylinder and back strap, with the partial serial number "781" on the loading lever, wedge and cylinder pin. There is a "Q" marked below the serial number on the trigger guard. Fitted with a varnished one piece walnut grip. BBL: 5 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 34781 Condition: Fine. The barrel retains 40% thin original blue finish on the barrel mixed with smooth brown patina and some light spotting. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth gray patina. 85% original silver plating remains on the back strap and trigger guard with some areas darkened with age. The grip is fine with most of the varnish remaining and showing some wear on the lower edges and a few minor dents. The markings are clear. Cylinder scene is clearly visible. The action is fine.

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Civil War Martially Inspected Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver with Period Decorated Grip

Lot 161: Civil War Martially Inspected Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver with Period Decorated Grip

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 Manufactured in 1862 during the Civil War. The top of the barrel is marked "-ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" and the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT". The rebated replacement cylinder is roll engraved with the naval battle scene, is numbered "8218". The upper left rear of the barrel is marked "BB", "K" on the cylinder, and right side of barrel "P" on top of the back strap and an "H" directly behind the trigger guard bow. The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap with the partial serial number "8218" on the cylinder pin. The frame and iron back strap are cut for a shoulder stock, blade front and hammer notch rear sights, brass trigger guard and fitted with smooth one-piece walnut grip with a partially visible cartouche on the left side and a visible one on the right side. BBL: 8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 58218 Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a gray patina with an area of moderate pitting on the barrel. The cylinder scene is faint. The trigger guard has a natural aged patina. The grip is about good with a crude "folk art" period carved Bowie knife on the left side, five point star and anchor on the right side, and "IXX" on the bottom. There is a moderate chip on each toe and overall some minor dents and dings. The period replaced wedge is un-numbered. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Civil War U.S. Inspected Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Lot 162: Civil War U.S. Inspected Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 Three screw frame manufactured in 1863 with the New York barrel address stamping, the "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the left side of the frame and with the Texas-Mexico naval scene on the cylinder. The serial number "100936" is on the bottom of the barrel lug, bottom of frame, in front of trigger guard and on the butt with the number "0936" on the cylinder. The recoil shields and butt are cut for a shoulder stock. The letters "GG" are stamped on the left side of the barrel to the right of the wedge screw and on the cylinder over the serial number. There is an "H" stamped on the rebated portion of the cylinder and on the rigth side of the barrel near the wedge and an "S" stamped on the bottom of the barrel. The brass front strap is stamped with a "D". Fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip with a boxed "FJ" cartouche on the right and a boxed "WHR" on the left. BBL: 8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 100936 Condition: Very good, there is a smooth mottled brown/gray patina overall with a series of dings along each side of the barrel and some scattered minor pitting. The front strap has a nicely aged speckled patina. The grip is good with a series of dings on the butt, some scattered dings and faint cartouches. Mechanically fine.

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Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver with Case and Accessories

Lot 163: Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver with Case and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $950 - 1400 Manufactured in 1861. The barrel has the two line New York address and the fluted cylinder has the 1850 patent date. The barrel is numbered to the gun. Fitted with a one piece grip. The aftermarket partitioned case also holds a powder flask, two bullet molds, lead balls and reproduction Eley Brothers cap tin. BBL: 3 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 3828 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish with the balance a mottled gray patina. The grip is fine with a missing surface chip near the bottom, high edge wear and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. Case is of poor quality.

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Colt Model 1862 Conversion Pocket Revolver with Ivory Grip

Lot 164: Colt Model 1862 Conversion Pocket Revolver with Ivory Grip

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1700 Manufactured in 1872 , this is one of approximately 24,000 Model 1862 Police and Pocket Navy revolvers that were converted to cartridge between 1873 and 1880. The frame is machined at the recoil shield and is fitted with a conversion plate that is notched for the rimfire firing pin. The rebated cylinder has been altered by cutting off the breech end but leaving the teeth. The loading lever has been removed and an ejector rod and housing mounted on the right side of the barrel. The top of the barrel is marked "ADDRESS COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA". The cylinder is roll engraved with the stagecoach holdup scene and numbered "5185". The left side of the frame is marked with the two line patent dates and "36 CAL" is stamped on the left side of the trigger guard shoulder. The barrel is numbered "44798" and the frame, trigger guard and back strap are numbered "45185". Fitted with a smooth one-piece ivory grip. BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 RF Finish: nickel/silver Grips: ivory Serial Number: 45185 Condition: Fine as assembled (barrel mismatched number). The revolver retains 75% of the nickel finish with scattered flaking. The trigger guard retains most of the silver plating and the backstrap retains 30% which is blistering. The exposed brass has an aged patina. The grip is fine with a couple of minor age cracks and a pleasant mellow patina. The markings and cylinder scene are clear. The action is fine.

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Colt Model 1861/1872 Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Lot 165: Colt Model 1861/1872 Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1700 This is an example of a Colt Model 1861 revolver that was manufactured in 1862 and later converted to fire the .38 center fire cartridge. The barrel is marked with the one line New York address and has had the loading lever removed, holes plugged and an ejector rod (plain head) with housing added to the right side. The Texas Navy battle scene roll engraved cylinder numbered "61226" and has been milled down as part of the conversion, with a breech plate, loading gate (509) and center fire hammer firing pin added. The left side of the frame is marked with the two line patent dates behind "COLTS/PATENT". The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap. Fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 CF Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 9233 Condition: Very good. The metal surfaces have a bright appearance with traces of blue finish present on the underside of the ejector housing and protected areas of the barrel. The frame has traces of casecolors. The brass has an aged patina. The grip is good with a small chip on each toe, some lower edge wear and minor dings and dents. There is an identification label affixed to the lower left side. The cylinder scene is visible and the markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

Lot 166: Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 1900 A) Manufactured in 1861. Standard markings and features with the stagecoach holdup scene on the cylinder, matching visible numbers and fitted with a smooth varnished one-piece walnut grip. BBL: 5 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 4179 Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a smooth dark patina. The brass has an aged patina. The cylinder scene is visible and the markings are clear. The grip is fine with half of the original varnish remaining, some wear on the lower edges and a few minor dings and handling marks. The action functions but is very stiff. - B) Model 5 manufactured in 1864. Standard markings and features, stagecoach holdup scene on the cylinder and fitted with a smooth one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 8882 Condition: Good. The sides of the frame retain traces of the original thin blue finish with a silver gray on the balance, and some minor pitting and oxidation on the cylinder. The grip is also good with a few nicks on the bottom, some wear on the lower edge and a few minor handling marks. The action cocks but does not function. The cylinder scene is partially visible and the barrel address is clear.

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Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

Lot 167: Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1800 A) Manufactured in 1857. Standard markings and features with the stagecoach hold-up scene on the cylinder, matching visible numbers and fitted a with smooth one-piece varnished grip. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 133992 Condition: Veru good plus. The metal surfaces have a smooth grayish patina. The trigger guard and back strap retain 80% original silver plating, much of which has darkened with age. The grip is fine with most of the original varnish remaining, showing some lower edge wear and a few minor dents and dings. The cylinder scene and markings are clear. The action is fine. - B) Manufactured in 1861. Model 3A with standard markings and features and fitted with a smooth one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 1973 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 30% plus original blue finish, mainly concentrated on the frame, with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The grip is very fine with most of the original varnish and a few minor chips on the right rear. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

Lot 168: Collector's Lot of Two Colt Percussion Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 A) Manufactured in 1867. One line barrel address, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame and "36 CAL" on the left trigger guard shoulder. Matching visible numbers and fitted with a one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 4 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 35784 Condition: Refinished. The barrel has a smooth artificial brown patina overall. The brass has a mottled aged patina. The grip is good with some lower edge wear, several dings on the bottom and overall some minor dents and scratches. The barrel address is faint. The action is fine. - B) Manufactured in 1870. Standard markings and features. Matching visible numbers and fitted with a smooth varnished walnut grip. BBL: 4 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 326097 Condition: Good. The metal surfaces have a dark brown patina with scattered hints of blue finish on the barrel and some scattered light oxidation. The cylinder scene is partially visible. The brass has a dark aged patina with traces of aged original silver plating in the protected areas. The hammer spring is weak and the action needs work. The grip is very good with some lower edge wear and a few scattered minor dents and handling marks. Unless noted above the markings are clear.

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Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories

Lot 169: Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1863. The top barrel flat has the one line New York address, the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT" and the left side of the trigger guard is marked "35 CAL". The cylinder has the Navy scene and is marked "COLTS PATENT No 8239". The barrel wedge has been renumbered to the gun, otherwise the numbers match including the arbor pin. Fitted with a one piece grip. The 20th Century custom partitioned case hold a key, Eley cap tin, two cavity bullet mold, percussion nipple wrench/screwdriver and reproduction Colt's Patent marked single faced powder flask. The lid of the case has a blank brass initial plate. BBL: 7 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 148239 Condition: Very good plus. The revolver has a smooth gray patina with the barrel retaining 25% original blue finish and the frame retaining traces of original case colors in the protected areas. Most of the cylinder scene remains with a series of minor dings. The grip straps retain traces of original silver plating in the protected areas with the exposed brass having an untouched attractive patina. The grip is good with worn high edges and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. The case is fine with replacement lining and some minor handling marks.

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Desirable Colt Model 1849

Lot 170: Desirable Colt Model 1849 "Wells Fargo" Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Manufactured in 1858, this particular Colt Model 1849 revolver has a three-inch octagon barrel with no provision for a loading lever and small round trigger guard. The revolver is in the correct 140,000-151,000 serial range for the "Wells Fargo" Model 1849 revolvers without loading levers. The top of the barrel is marked "{ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW YORK CITY}". The five-shot cylinder is roll-engraved with the stagecoach holdup scene and "COLTS PATENT/No.140318" in two panels and "COLTS/ PATENT" is stamped on the left side of the frame. The complete matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, back strap and cylinder, the wedge is numbered "40318 and the arbor pin is marked "0318". Fitted with one-piece varnished grips. Wells Fargo models are a desirable and highly sought after variation of the Colt Model 1849 Pocket series. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 140318 Condition: Good. The medal surfaces have a dark patina with scattered moderate pitting. The brass has a dark aged patina with some dark aged silver remaining on the trigger guard bow and ahead of the bow. The cylinder scene is partially visible and the markings are readable. The grip has been re-varnished and remains very good with some minor lower edge wear and a few minor dents. The action is fine.

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Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot 171: Colt Model 1862 Pocket Navy Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1100 - 1600 Manufactured in 1862. The top barrel flat is marked with the one-line New York U.S. America address, the left side of the frame side is marked "COLTS/PATENT" and the left trigger guard shoulder is marked "36 CAL". The upper left front of the trigger guard is marked with the letter "N". The cylinder has the stagecoach hold-up scene with "COLTS PATENT" above the serial number. Except for the un-numbered loading lever all numbers, complete and partial, match. Fitted with a one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 5 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 36 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 10990 Condition: Fine. The barrel retains 40% original blue finish with edge wear, some thinning, several dents around the wedge and some minor pitting. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth gray patina with some flashes of original case colors in the protected areas. The brass has an attractive aged patina. The cylinder scene is visible and the markings are clear. The slightly undersize, possibly replaced correct original grip is very fine with almost all of the original varnish remaining showing some wear on the lower edges and a few minor dents. The action needs adjustment.

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Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Lot 172: Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Manufactured in 1867 for the commercial market with a three screw frame. The revolver has the one line New York barrel address, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left frame side, "44 CAL" on the left side of the trigger guard and the navy battle scene on the cylinder. The revolver has matching numbers. Fitted with a one-piece varnished walnut grip. BBL: 8 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 166215 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with a smooth dark patina on the balance. There is some pitting at the muzzle and on the loading lever and some light spotting overall. Most of the cylinder scene retains. The front strap remains strong traces of original silver plating in the protected areas with the exposed brass having an untouched aged patina. A crude rifle style rear sight was added to the barrel just ahead of the forcing cone. The grip is also very good with half of the weathered varnish, high edge wear and some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Collector's Lot of Two Percussion Colt Revolvers

Lot 173: Collector's Lot of Two Percussion Colt Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1800 A) Manufactured in 1859. The revolver has the two line New York barrel address inside brackets, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame and the stagecoach holdup scene on the cylinder. Matching numbers on frame, grip straps, cylinder and wedge. The left side of the trigger guard is marked with the letters "K" and "M". Fitted with a varnished one piece grip. BBL: 6 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue/casehardened/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 150525 Condition: Very good. The revolver has a mottled brown patina with the barrel retaining 30% original blue finish and the frame and hammer retaining traces of original case colors in the protected areas. Most of the cylinder scene remains. The grip straps retain 70% original silver plating which has darkened with age. The undersized refinished grip is very good with a few mild handling marks. Mechanically fine. - B) Manufactured in 1861. The top barrel flat is marked "COLT'S PT/1855" and "ADDRESS COL. COLT/HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A." with Maltese crosses. The fluted cylinder has the 1850 patent date in one of the flutes. Barrel is numbered to gun. Fitted with a varnished one piece grip. BBL: 3 1/2 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 31 percussion Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 1691 Condition: Very good as partially refinished (butt). The revolver retains 30% original blue finish on the remaining surfaces with the balance a smooth brown patina. The grip is very fine with a series of minor pressure dents on the bottom and a few minor handling marks overall with much of the varnish remaining. Mechanically fine.

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Spectacular Engraved Colt Silver Embellished First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Carved Ivory Grips, Display Case and Factory Letter

Lot 174: Spectacular Engraved Colt Silver Embellished First Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Carved Ivory Grips, Display Case and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 7000 Manufactured in 1901 and subsequently beautifully custom embellished. Blade front and pinched frame rear sights. The barrel and ejector housing have extensive floral scroll with punch dot background engraving with a relief engraved silver floral band at the muzzle and breech end of the barrel. Marked with the one line Colt address on the top and 38 W.C.F. on the left side. The frame, cylinder, trigger guard and backstrap also have extensive floral scroll with punch dot background engraving with a relief silver rose overlaid on both sides of the breech band. The recoil shield has a relief wolfs head with jeweled eyes. The loading gate has a mountain lions head with jeweled eyes. Matching serial numbers on the frame and backstrap. Fitted with floral design carved ivory grips. Accompanied by a factory letter confirming the serial number, caliber 38/40, barrel length, finish and the grips as "Not Listed". The letter also indicates that the revolver was shipped on March 28, 1901 to Wyeth Hardware & Mfg. Company, St. Joseph, Missouri. Complete with a glass lid display case. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue Grips: ivory Serial Number: 207825 Condition: Professionally embellished with 98% plus of the blue finish remaining with a few light marks from handling and storage. The grips are very good showing a yellow patina and some age cracks from on the bottom. The engraving and markings are sharp. Mechanically excellent. The display case is very good with a few marks from handling and storage.

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Engraved Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 175: Engraved Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 Manufactured in 1922 and subsequently professionally embellished. This revolver features approximately 60% coverage of floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the barrel, outer edge of the ejector housing, frame, cylinder flats, trigger guard, front strap toe and back strap. The top of the ejector housing and top strap have a simple vine and leaf pattern. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address, the left side is marked "45 COLT" amid the engraving and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates in a panel followed by the Rampant Colt. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame. Nickel finish with niter blue trigger and hammer with polished sides and fitted with smooth replacement simulated pearl grips. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 LC Finish: nickel Grips: simulated pearl Serial Number: 343761 Condition: Professionally embellished with 97% nickel finish remaining, showing some flaking on the muzzle, front sight and a small area on the trigger guard. The grips are excellent with a small chip on the right heel and light handling marks overall. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. The action is fine.

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Signed Engraved Colt Bisley Single Action Revolver with Stag Grips

Lot 176: Signed Engraved Colt Bisley Single Action Revolver with Stag Grips

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 5000 Manufactured in 1901 and subsequently custom engraved with floral scroll patterns with a matte background on the barrel, frame, ejector housing and cylinder flats, with a feather design on the top strap and a simple oval pattern on the back strap. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address, the left side "(BISLEY MODEL) 45 COLT" and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The left side of the barrel is also marked "19 ENGRAVED BY T. MORO 76". All blue finish and fitted stag grips. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 Colt Finish: blue Grips: stag Serial Number: 208733 Condition: Professionally embellished with 97% plus bright blue finish remaining. There are a couple of areas of pitting under the finish and some of the blue is flaking off of the hammer. The replacement oversize grips remain excellent. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Pre-World War II Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 177: Pre-World War II Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 Manufactured in 1937. One line address on top of the barrel, "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY 45" on the left side and the two line, three patent dates on the left side of the frame followed by the Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame and on the right side of the grip straps under the grip. The rear face of the cylinder carries the last two digits "28". Matching assembly number "455" on the right rear of the frame and on the loading gate. Standard fixed sights, blue finish with casehardened frame, dull blue hammer with polished sides and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the matching serial number marked on the inside of each panel. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 LC Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 355828 Condition: Very fine as professionally refinished with 99% plus blue and casehardened finish remaining, show some minor pitting lightly visible under the finish on the right front of the barrel and on the cylinder. The grips are fine with some small minor dings along the bottom edges and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Desirable Blue Finish Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 178: Desirable Blue Finish Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $9000 - 14000 The Model 1890 Revolver was a competitor to the Colt Single Action Army Revolvers and Remington manufactured an estimated 2,000 Model 1890 Revolvers from 1891 to 1894. Examples of the Model 1890 Revolvers are very scarce and very desirable. The revolver has the distinctive round barrel that lacks the web beneath the ejector housing found on Model 1875 Remington revolvers. This example has the desirable high polish blue finish with casehardened hammer and loading gate. Seldom are Model 1890 Revolvers encountered with the all blue finish as most were nickel plated. The barrel is fitted with a nickel-silver front blade sight with the top of the barrel marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION. N.Y." The caliber designation "44 C.F.W." (44-40) is stamped on the left side of the frame below the cylinder. The serial number is located on the left side of the frame underneath the grip panel. The revolver is fitted with checkered grips featuring the "RA" monogram at the top and has a lanyard stud with ring on the butt. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 1982 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 50% original blue finish with the balance a mottled brown patina showing some pin point pitting. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Exceptional Scarce Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 179: Exceptional Scarce Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $8500 - 12000 Remington only manufactured about 2,000 of the Model 1890 Single Action Army revolvers from 1891 to 1894. The Model 1890 was the successor to the Model 1875 and was intended to be the competitor of the Colt Single Action Army. This model of revolver is the most sought after of all of the Remington produced handguns. The revolver has the distinctive round barrel that lacks the web beneath the ejector housing found on Model 1875 Remington revolvers. The top of the barrel is marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y." and "44 C.F.W" is marked on the left side of the frame just below the cylinder. The serial number is marked on the lower left side of the frame under the grip panel and on the loading gate. The revolver has a blade front and frame notch rear sights, lanyard stud and ring mounted on the butt and is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips featuring the "RA" monogram at the tops. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 207 Condition: Excellent with 97% plus original unpolished nickel finish, with minor scratches, flaking at the muzzle and holster wear at the front of the cylinder. The grips are very fine showing a few minor dings on the lower edges and crisp checkering. The markings remain crisp and clear. The action is missing the trigger spring, otherwise fine.

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Black Powder Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 180: Black Powder Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 4250 Manufactured in 1894. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address, "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" on the left side and the two line, three patent dates are marked on the left side of the frame followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard, and back strap, with the assembly number "559" on the loading gate. Standard blade front and frame notch rear sights, blue finish with casehardened frame and hammer, and fitted with checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt/American Eagle relief grips. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 157552 Condition: Fine as partially refinished (cold blue touch up). The balance of revolver retains 30% original blue finish concentrated mainly in the protected areas and in the cylinder flutes, with a brown patina on the balance. There is a small amount of very minor pitting on the barrel and top strap. The front sight has been lowered slightly. The frame retains 30% plus original case colors in the protected areas ahead of the cylinder, with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The undersize replacement grips are good showing moderate overall wear, a few dings and prominent checkering pattern. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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St. Joseph, Missouri Shipped Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 181: St. Joseph, Missouri Shipped Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1907. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address, "(BISLEY MODEL) 32 W.C.F." on the left side and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the Rampant Colt. The upper left front of the trigger guard is marked with the Colt "VP" triangle proof with "6" at the rear, and the matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Standard blade front and frame notch rear sights, blue with casehardened frame and hammer, and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top. The accompanying factory letter verifies the 32/20 caliber, 5 1/2 inch barrel, blue finish with the grips as "Not Listed" and that it was shipped as 1 of 15 to Wyeth Hardware & Mfg. Company, St. Joseph, Missouri on October 14, 1907. BBL: 5 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 300704 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish concentrated in the protected areas and very strong in the cylinder flutes. The frame retains strong original darkened case colors in the protected areas. The remaining metal surfaces have a smooth gray patina. The grips are fair with a crude period repair on the front of the right panel, a minor crack on the left front and overall heavy wear. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 183: Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 4000 Manufactured in 1878. The top of the barrel is marked "COLT'S PT.F.A.MFG.Co.HARTFORD CT.U.S.A.", the left side of the frame is marked with the three line, three patent dates and the left trigger guard shoulder is marked "45 CAL". The bottom of the barrel under the ejector housing is marked with a "C/P" and "JTC", as well as with the partial serial number "5862". The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap, and the loading gate is not marked with an assembly number. The cylinder is marked with a "P". Blue finish with casehardened hammer and frame, blade front and frame notch rear sights, early "bulls-eye" ejector rod head and fitted with a smooth varnished walnut grip. The accompanying factory letter verifies the caliber, blue finish with grips and barrel length as "Not Listed" and that it was shipped as 1 of 50 to H&D Folsom Arms Company New York, New York on May 22, 1878. The remarks state that for that time period the 7 1/2 inch barrel and walnut grips were considered standard issue. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 LC Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 35862 Condition: Very good. The metal surfaces have a smooth brown and gray patina with some traces of original blue finish in protected areas. There is some minor pitting and a few dings on the cylinder. The grip is a bit undersized and has been revarnished some time ago, and remains fine with a few minor dings and dents. The markings remain crisp and clear. The action functions fine, but is slightly out of time.

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Desirable Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Ivory Grip and Case

Lot 184: Desirable Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Ivory Grip and Case

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Description: Estimate: $3750 - 6500 Manufactured in 1881. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line block letter address, the left side of the frame is marked with the three line, three patent dates and the upper left front of the trigger guard is marked "45 CAL". The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard and back strap, with the partial serial number "5616" marked on the barrel under the ejector housing and on the cylinder. The loading gate is marked with the assembly number "6067". Standard blade front and frame notch rear sights, blue finish with casehardened hammer and frame, and fitted with a smooth one-piece ivory grip. The revolver comes in a contemporary case with fitted red velvet lining. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 LC Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: ivory Serial Number: 65616 Condition: Very good plus. The metal surfaces have traces of blue in the protected areas with the balance a smooth mottled gray patina with some original case colors on the right side of the frame ahead of the cylinder. The grip is also very good with several minor age cracks on the bottom and an attractive patina. The markings are clear. The action functions, but is missing the half cock notch in the hammer. The modern case is very good with a few minor dings and scratches on the exterior and a small amount of minor contact wear on the lining.

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Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 185: Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 Manufactured in 1897, this Colt SAA Frontier Six Shooter revolver actually could have seen Old West usage. The particular revolver is chambered for the very desirable .44-40 cartridge and has "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" stamped on the left side of the barrel. The frame is of the transverse cylinder pin variety, but preceeded the smokeless powder guarantee by Colt which came a few years later. The top of the barrel is marked "COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG CO/ HARTFORD CT. U. S. A." and the left side of the frame has the two line, three patent date marking followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap, and the loading gate is marked with the assembly number "879". Blue finish with casehardened frame. Fitted with two piece checkered grips with the molded Rampant Colt in an oval at the tops. "3529" is scratched on the inside of each grip panel and "MMT" on the left panel. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 168518 Condition: Very good. The metal surfaces have a brown patina with traces of original blue finish and case colors in the protected areas, case colors strongest in the cartridge loading cut-out of the frame. There are a number of minor scratches and scuffs on the cylinder and some minor pitting on the barrel and front sight. The ejector rod head is bent a little. The grips are fine with a few minor dings on the lower edges and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Rare Blued Finish Egyptian Contract Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 186: Rare Blued Finish Egyptian Contract Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $12000 - 16000 Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army revolver manufactured circa 1875-1889. The revolver has the distinctive web on the underside of the ejector housing and factory lanyard loop on the butt. The revolver has a blue finish with casehardened hammer and loading gate. The two-piece grips are walnut. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the one-line legend "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A." reading from the breech to the bore. The batch number "754" is stamped on the lower left side of the frame beneath the grips. "754" is written in pencil on the inside of both grips. This revolver is one of the 10,000 Model 1875 Revolvers purchased by the Egyptian government and has the distinctive markings found on Egyptian contract revolvers. The left side of the barrel is marked with a five-pointed star near the junction with the receiver and "R" is stamped on the left side of the receiver near the edge of the barrel. The left grip is stamped with the encircled letters "FR". The Remington Model 1875 was intended to compete with the Colt Single Action Army revolver; it proved to be a well-designed and popular handgun. Remington manufactured an estimated 25,000-30,000 Model 1875 revolvers before production ceased in 1889. BBL: 7 1/2 In Stock: Gauge: 44 Remington CF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 754 Condition: Very fine. The revolver is all original and retains 60% plus of the high polish blue finish. Most of the blue finish is present on the barrel, cylinder and barrel web. The receiver shows the finish flaking typical of Remington revolvers and has a blue gray patina with blue finish in protected areas. The hammer retains about 80% of the case-hardened finish. The revolver shows moderate handling wear with a number of minor light scratches. The markings on the barrel and frame are clear. The bore is in good condition and the action is tight and functions well. The grips are in very good overall condition with numerous small dents and scratches. This is a rare example of a hard-to-find Egyptian Contract Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver with blue finish.

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver with Ivory Grips

Lot 187: Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver with Ivory Grips

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 6500 Also known as the Improved Army Revolver, the Remington Model 1875 was produced from 1875 to 1889, and served as a rival to Colt's SAA. Though the Colt had a decisive advantage in government contracts, it is known that an order of 639 Remingtons was placed by the Department of the Interior to arm the Indian Police working the western reservations. The exact markings used on these revolvers remains unverified. Fixed sights, with the one line E. Remington address running from breech to muzzle, "44" on the left side of the frame and "1252" on the loading gate. Fitted with a pair of smooth ivory grips. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: nickel Grips: ivory Serial Number: 1252 Condition: Fine as period replated, with 90% of the nickel finish, showing bright edge wear, handling marks and a few scattered dings. A small amount of pitting is visible under the plating on the right side of barrel web, on the cylinder, and on the right side of frame. Grips are very good replacements, with shrinkage and age cracking, as well as a very attractive color and grain. Mechanically very good.

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Desirable Blue Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 188: Desirable Blue Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 Only about 2,000 Model 1890 Single Action Army revolvers were manfactured by Remington from 1891 to 1894 with blue finish examples such as this one being scarce and very desirable. The revolver was a competitor to the Colt Single Action Army. The barrel has a nickel-silver front sight blade and is marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION.N.Y." on the top. The caliber designation, "44 C.F.W." (44-40) is stamped on the left side of the frame below the cylinder and the serial number is located on the left side of the butt under the grip panel with the number repeated on the inside of each grip panel. Lanyard stud and ring on the butt. The revolver had a high polish blue finish, the hammer was casehardened and the trigger is niter blue. The grips are checkered with the "RA" monogram at the top. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 1755 Condition: Very good plus. The revolver retains 20% scattered original blue finish mainly contained to the protected areas, with a smooth mottled brown patina on the balance. There are strong traces of the original case colors on the hammer. There is a moderate chip on the right heel, otherwise the grips are also very good with crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is very good with exception of the half cock notch being absent.

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Desirable Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Factory Documented Arizona Territory Shipped

Lot 189: Desirable Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Factory Documented Arizona Territory Shipped

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3750 According to the factory records (copy included) this revolver was shipped to L. Zackendorf & Company of Tucson on 12 October 1900. Fixed sights, with the two-line Hartford address and "45 COLT." on the barrel and the two line, three patent date marking next to the circled Rampant Colt on the frame. Matching serial number on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap with the assembly number "887" on the loading gate. Fitted with checkered hard rubber grips imprinted with a Rampant Colt at the tops. Single Action Army Revolvers shipped to Arizona are quite scarce. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 Long Colt Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 200540 Condition: Fine, showing a brown-gray patina overall, retaining scattered traces of original blue finish in the protected areas with some minor pitting. Front sight has been slightly trimmed. The grips are good with some scattered minor handling marks and some wear in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine.

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First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Ivory Grips and Factory Letter

Lot 190: First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Ivory Grips and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1900, the accompanying factory letter verifies the serial number, caliber, barrel length, blue finish with the grips as "Not Listed" and that it was shipped as 1 of 16 to Simmons Hardware Company, St. Louis, Missouri on October 31, 1900. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line address, the left side "41 COLT", and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. Casehardened frame and hammer, blue remaining parts and fitted with smooth two-piece ivory grips. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 41 Long Colt Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: ivory Serial Number: 201512 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains 30% plus original thin blue finish mixed with smooth gray patina. The frame retains 25% original case colors, mainly in the protected areas with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The period non-factory replacement grips are fine with numerous age cracks on the bottoms and a few on the left panel, and showing a pleasant age patina. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 191: Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1909. The top of the barrel has the two line Hartford address with "(BISLEY MODEL) 41 COLT" on the left side. The frame has the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt on the left side. Matching numbers on the frame, trigger guard and back strap with the assembly number "1746" on the loading gate. Fitted with checkered hard rubber grips featuring the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top. The back of the grips have the partial serial number "1566" scratched out and are additionally marked "50528/MLS". BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 41 Colt Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 311566 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 40% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The grip straps have a smooth brown patina. The frame retains traces of original case colors. The front sight has been shortened and there is a patch of minor pitting on the barrel. The grips are very fine with a series of handling marks on the bottom of the left panel and a few minor handling marks overall. Overall the checkering is crisp.

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First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 192: First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 1900 Manufactured in 1899. The revolver has the smokeless powder frame introduced about serial number 180,000 and transverse cylinder pin. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address, "38 W.C.F." on the left side and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The assembly number "986" is marked on the loading gate. Blue finish with casehardened frame and hammer, blade front and frame notch rear sights and fitted with checkered hard rubber Rampant Colt/American Eagle relief grips. BBL: 5 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 186147 Condition: Fair. The revolver retains traces of original blue finish which is mainly concentrated in the protected areas of the barrel and trigger guard with a smooth mottled gray patina on the balance. The front sight is a crude replacement. There are some dull original case colors in the protected areas of the frame with a smooth grayish brown patina on the balance. The replacement modern grips are very good with a few minor dings and handling marks, and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Antique Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 193: Antique Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 2250 Manufactured in 1893. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line block letter address, the left side is marked "32 W.C.F." and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The loading gate is marked with the assembly number "778". Standard blade front and frame notch rear sights, all nickel finish and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top, marked "8831" on the inside of each panel. The accompanying factory letter verifies the 32/20 caliber, barrel length, blue finish, grips as "Not Listed" and that it was shipped as 1 to Simmons Hardware Co. St. Louis, Mo. on November 13, 1893. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 153797 Condition: Fair. Partially refinished, the cylinder which now has a brownish gray patina, as do the remaining metal surfaces with some scattered traces of original blue finish and some minor scattered pitting. The left forward frame has been nicked next to the cylinder pin head. The grips are good with moderate wear and a few minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Holster and Factory Letter

Lot 194: Black Powder Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Holster and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 Produced in 1886. Blade front and notch rear sights with the one line Hartford address on the barrel, three-line patent marks on the left side of the frame, and "45 Cal" restamped on the trigger guard. Equipped with a crescent ejector head, screw-mounted cylinder pin, and smooth one piece grips. With an unmarked brown leather holster. The included factory letter confirms the serial number and caliber with a 4 3/4 inch barrel, blue finish and hard rubber grips at time of shipment. The revolvers was shipped to Hartely & Graham, New York City, on April 7, 1886 as part of a 25 gun shipment. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 117049 Condition: Fair as refinished, showing a mixed artificial brown and gray patina overall, dark touch-ups around the front sight, and scattered handling marks. Grip is poor, slightly undersized, with mild dents. Mechanically good.

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Scarce Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 195: Scarce Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8000 This is one of the estimated 2,000 Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolvers manufactured from 1891 to 1896. The Model 1890 was the successor to the Model 1875 and was intended to be the competitor of the Colt Single Action Army. This model revolver is the most sought after of all of the Remington produced handguns. The top of the barrel is marked "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y." and "44 C.F.W." on the left side of the frame just below the cylinder. The serial number is stamped on the left side of the frame under the grip. The revolver has blade front and frame notch rear sights, lanyard stud with ring mounted on the butt and fitted with checkered grips featuring the "RA" monogram at the top. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 1734 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 60% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. There is some very scattered light pitting. The repaired grips are very good with a missing minor chip on the bottom, some wear in the checkering and filled shallow notches along the bottom edge. Mechanically fine.

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Scarce Blued Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 196: Scarce Blued Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $4000 - 6000 This is a scarce original example of a Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army revolver that was manufactured in the 1891-1894 era. The revolver has the distinctive round barrel that lacks the web beneath the ejector housing found on Model 1875 Remington revolvers. The barrel has a nickel-silver front sight blade. The butt has the lanyard ring that was standard on Model 1890 revolvers. The two-piece black hard rubber grips are checkered and have the Remington "RA" monogram is in a panel at the top. The serial number "1798" is stamped on the lower left side of the frame beneath the grips and is written in pencil on the inside of the left grip. The loading gate is stamped with the serial number "1798". The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the one-line legend "REMINGTON ARMS CO. ILION, N.Y.". The caliber designation "44 C.F.W." is stamped in small letters on the left side of the frame. Remington manufactured approximately 2,020 Model 1890 Single Action Army revolvers between 1891 and 1896. Examples of the Model 1890 Single Action Army revolver are difficult to find and are some of the most sought after Remington handguns. BBL: 5 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 1798 Condition: Very good plus. The revolver has a deep brown patina with traces of the original blue finish in protected areas. There are traces of flash pitting on the frame in front of the cylinder, on the edge of the top strap and along the edge of the muzzle. The hammer retains half of the original casehardened finish. The factory legend on the top of the barrel and the caliber markings on the left side of the frame are clear. The grips are very good having faded to a very attractive deep brown. The checkered surfaces show light handling wear; the "RA" monograms are crisp. The action is tight and functions perfectly. This is an original example of a scarce Remington Model 1890 Single Action Army revolver.

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Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 197: Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army revolver manufactured c. 1875-1889. The revolver has the distinctive web on the underside of the ejector housing and factory lanyard loop on the butt. The revolver has a blue finish with casehardened hammer and loading gate. The two-piece grips are walnut. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the one-line legend "E. REMINGTON & SONS. ILION. N.Y. U.S.A." reading from the breech to muzzle. The batch number "120" is stamped on the lower left side of the frame beneath the grips and on the loading gate; "120" is written in pencil on the inside of both grips. The heel of the left grip is cut with five deep notches. Five notches are lightly filed in the back strap and top of the left grip near the junction of the grip and the frame. The notches are worn and contemporary to the revolver. The significance of the notches is not known. The Remington Model 1875 was intended to compete with the Colt Single Action Army revolver and it proved to be a well-designed and popular handgun. Remington manufactured an estimated 25,000-30,000 Model 1875 revolvers before production ceased in 1889. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 120 Condition: Good. The revolver retains 20% of the original blue finish in protected areas of the barrel, frame and cylinder. The balance of the metal surfaces have a smooth gray-brown patina. Traces of the casehardened finish are visible on the hammer and loading gate. The grips show moderate handling wear and are good. The original front sight blade has been removed and replaced with a dovetail mounted hand-made rifle style iron front sight that appears to be contemporary to the revolver. The ejector housing is missing the retaining screw. The barrel markings are faint. The action is crisp and functions perfectly. This is a good example of a Remington Model 1875 Single Action Army revolver that shows evidence of real Old West use.

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Ainsworth Inspected U.S. Cavalry Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 198: Ainsworth Inspected U.S. Cavalry Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 4000 Manufactured in 1874 under the observation of Orville W. Ainsworth, the first Principal Sub-Inspector assigned to Colt by the War Department. This specific revolver (S/N 6200) is in the Custer era. According to Kopec and Fenn in "Colt Cavalry & Artillery Revolvers a Continued Study" 7th Cavalry Colts were found almost exclusively in Colt Lots 5 and 6 representing serial numbers 4500-5504, 5505-6516 and 6517-7527. It is estimated that 252 to 300 Colt revolvers were lost in the Battle of The Little Big Horn to hostiles. Serial number 6201 is listed in Kopec's book on page 270 as being one of the revolvers in the "prime Custer Serial Number Ranges" from Colt Lot 6 that was returned to Colt in 1895 as a "Unserviceable" Cavalry revolver. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, two patent dates followed by "U.S." The bottom of the barrel ahead of the cylinder pin is marked with a "A" and "P" . The "A" and "P" are also marked on the cylinder and "A" on the trigger guard below the serial number and on the top of the back strap. The matching serial number is marked on the barrel at the breech just above the ejector housing, cylinder, bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Blade front and frame notch rear sights, donut ejector rod head and fitted with a smooth one-piece walnut grip with the date "18??" over an oval cartouche. Comes with an extra smooth one-piece walnut grip and ejector rod spring. BBL: 7 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 45 LC Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 6200 Condition: Refinished with the barrel lengthened back to 7 1/2 inch configuration. The metal surfaces have a smooth artificial mottled brown patina with some light pitting on the frame and cylinder from black powder flash. The grip has been sanded and revarnished some time ago and remains good with some chips on the bottom edges, a few dents on the bottom and some minor dents and dings. The ejector rod spring needs replacing. The barrel and frame markings and inspection marks are clear. The action only goes to half cock. The extra grip is good with a few dents on the bottom, some minor lower edge wear and a few minor dings and handling marks.

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Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Stag Grips

Lot 199: Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Stag Grips

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Description: Estimate: $1400 - 1900 Manufactured in 1904. The top of the barrel has the two line Hartford address and the left barrel side is marked "(BISLEY MODEL) 32 W.C.F." The left side of the frame has the two line patent dates marking with a circled Rampant Colt. Matching numbers on frame and grip straps with batch number "4636" on the loading gate. Fitted with non-factory stag grips. BBL: 4 3/4 inch round Stock: Gauge: 32 WCF Finish: blue Grips: stag Serial Number: 250931 Condition: Good as partially refinished (cylinder). The revolver retains 40% original blue finish with the balance a mottled gray patina. The frame retains 20% original case colors. There is some minor pitting (mostly on the cylinder) and the front sight has been shortened. The slightly ill-fitting grips are good with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Texas Shipped Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 200: Texas Shipped Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1600 - 2500 Manufactured in 1903. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address and "41 COLT" on the left side. The left side of the frame is marked with the two-line, three date patent markings followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap and the loading gate is marked with the assembly number "3011". Blue finish with casehardened hammer and frame, blade front and frame notch rear sights and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the Rampant Colt in an oval at the top. The accompanying factory letter verifies the caliber, barrel length, blue finish with grips as "Not Listed" and that it was shipped as 1 of 2 to J.S. Dunlay Hardware Co. Houston, Texas on October 15, 1903. BBL: 5 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 41 Colt Finish: blue/casehardened Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 240052 Condition: Fair as partially refinished, the barrel and cylinder. The metal surfaces have an artificial dark mottled patina with some scattered minor pitting. The oversized replacement grips are very good with a couple of minor handling marks and crisp checkering. The upper portion of the Rampant Colt has faded, otherwise the markings are clear. The action is fine.

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First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot 201: First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 Manufactured in 1903. Blade and groove sights, with the one line Hartford address on top of the barrel and "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .38 SPECIAL." on the left, two-line/ three-date patent marking on the left side of the frame followed by the Rampant Colt "3584" assembly number on the loading gate and matching numbers on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Fitted with modern checkered Rampant Colt/American Eagle relief grips. BBL: 5 1/2 inch round Stock: Gauge: 38 special Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 240546 Condition: Refinished and rebarreled with most nickel finish remaining showing a faint drag line on the cylinder and a few light scratches. The nickel is beginning to frost slightly in some areas. The grips are excellent with a few minor dings and handling wear with crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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