June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Blue and color case hardened with round barrel, German silver front sight and one line address. It has “COLTS PATENT” on left side of frame and caliber marking on left shoulder of the trigger guard. Cylinder is usual rebated style, six shots and the rolled Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard is silver plated brass with blued steel back strap containing a nicely figured, varnished one piece walnut grip. Accompanied by an original Colt, burgundy velvet lined mahogany casing compartmented in bottom for the revolver, an original double sided Army size flask with angle spout, a blued “COLTS PATENT” two cavity mold with sprue cutter marked on right side “44H”, an L-shaped nipple wrench, a full sealed tin of Eley’s caps and two sealed packets of Sage combustible cartridges. Also accompanied by a functioning case key. This revolver was produced in the early 1870’s just in time for the great Manifest Destiny westward expansion and unlike its brethren that saw rough frontier service this one was apparently kept in some gentleman’s gun cabinet or dresser drawer and remained unused. Very few of these popular Colts are found today with strong original finish such as is present here. Of the Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection. Extremely fine plus, all matching except wedge which is properly unnumbered (grip was not checked). Barrel retains about 97% glossy original blue with a couple of small nicks and slight muzzle edge wear with a scrape and a few light nicks by wedge slot. Rammer and rammer handle retain about all of their original case colors, brilliant on pivot, turning dark elsewhere. Frame and hammer retain virtually all of their brilliant case colors with glossy fire-blued screws. Cylinder retains about 85% original blue, strong & bright in rebated area, thin on raised area. Also retains 97-98% Ormsby Naval battle scene. Trigger guard retains about 25% silver plating with balance a light mustard patina. Backstrap & buttstrap retain about 60% glossy original blue turned blue-grey on backstrap. Grip shows light edge wear with a few small nicks and retains virtually all of its original varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore with a very few scattered small spots of pitting. Case is extremely fine plus with a few very minor handling and storage nicks and scratches and retains virtually all of its original varnish. Interior retains dark rich burgundy color with only very slight fading. Flask is extremely fine with slight losses of gold wash from collar. Mold has flaked handles and retains glossy bright blue on body with flaked sprue cutter. Cap tin has slightly chipped and soiled label. Cartridge packets are extremely fine. All in all a wonderful complete and original set. From the Jim Linton Collection.
Case, Accessories, Ammo
Barrel Length
.44 Percussion
FFL Status
1860 Civilan Army
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $27,000.00
Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
Number Bids: 5
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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