October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
This spectacular Colt left the factory engraved with ivories as evidenced by the letters "IE" stamped above or below the serial number on frame, barrel, trigger guard and backstrap. It is a civilian model not cut for shoulder stock. The beautiful one piece ivory grips are carved "FRANK" on right side and "PTG" on left. Full or partial serial number can be found on frame, barrel, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, wedge and cylinder pin. Barrel has engraving on both sides running past the ends of the New York barrel address. The cylinder has the Naval scene. CONDITION: Barrel is blue-brown patina with flashes of bright blue in recesses. All engraving barrel is scroll type. Frame is engraved in scroll. Hammer is engraved on both sides and top with wolf head design. Minimal engraving on brass trigger guard with 75% original plating. Minimal engraving on backstrap. Case colors have darkened. Cylinder has most of the original nipples and all but one of the safety pins. Cylinder scene is 70% visible and is basically a blue grey patina that some one has wiped some finish over some light salt and pepper texture. Rifling is fairly sharp with some black powder abrasion. Indexes and locks up like new. When going through the book on Colt Engraving, the scrollwork appears to be the work of L.D. Nimschke, who started at Colt in 1850. The period purple velvet lined walnut case includes a Colt brass powder flask with some minor seam repairs, a blued 44R Colt marked bullet mold, tin of Gold Marks percussion caps, nipple wrench with no finish, conical bullets and a period era box of .44 combustible cartridges.
Ammo, Case, Loading Tools
Barrel Length
.44 Percussion
FFL Status
1860 Army
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $15,990.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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