October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
Factory letter states this revolver was shipped as a .45 caliber with 4-3/4" barrel, soft finish and rubber grips to Hartley & Graham, New York on January 15th, 1885. The letter also remarks "The word "soft" which appears with the finish indicates subject revolver was shipped without final finishing for engraving outside of our factory." Sports a pair of beautiful Mother of Pearl grips. Revolver is Class C engraved in the typical scroll, leaf and punch dot background favored by the likes of Cuno Helfrict in the late 19th century. CONDITION: Retains 90% of the reapplied silver plating. Front sight has been taken down a bit. Engraving is all sharp and well-defined, obviously done by the same master engravers as those working for the Colt factory, as some of Colt's engravers did the engraving on New York shipped guns and the quality of this engraving is on par with any factory engraved Colt of the era. Mother of Pearl grips fit extremely well. Revolver moves forward on fourth click but the timing is dead on. Rifling is sharp and well defined with some minor residue in the grooves and a bit of frosting. A beautiful Western era black powder frame silver plated and engraved Colt in lovely condition.
Barrel Length
4 - 3/4"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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