October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Manufactured in 1912. It was cased by Lewis Woyce and fitted with silver inlaid grips by John Boss Jr. This revolver and a identical revolver, serial number 320916, were presented by Raymond L.J. Riling to his two sons in 1956. The companion to this revolver, number 320916, was formerly in the Robert Q. Sutherland collection. It is pictured and described on page 254 of "The Book Of Colt Firearms" by R.L. Wilson. The revolver has a 5 - 1/2-inch barrel and is chambered for the .45 Colt cartridge. It has the high-polish Colt pre-World War I commercial blue finish with case hardened hammer and frame. The hammer and frame have vivid case colors. The barrel has the standard Colt, one-line Hartford address on the top and the caliber designation, “45 Colt” on the left side. The left side of the frame has the Colt ‘two-line/three date’ patent marking followed by the encircled rampant colt notify. The Colt “V/P” proof mark is stamped on the left front of the trigger guard and a inspector’s initial “W” is stamped on the rear. The serial number is located on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. All of the serial numbers match. The walnut grips are inlaid with a detailed silver eagle on both sides. The left grip is inlaid with a silver oval engraved with the monogram “JR” at the junction of the back strap and frame. The right grip has a silver, five-pointed star inlaid in the same position. The mahogany case has the cover inlaid with a detailed Spread Eagle and Shield with Ribbon in an oval. The inlay is executed in contrasting wood and the shield is colored red, white and blue. The case is lined with blue velvet and divided into six compartments. One compartment has a silver lid and another is fitted with a silver block for twenty-five cartridges. The case contains a silver oil bottle and cleaning rod with brush and two brass tips. CONDITION: Very fine and with over 97% vivid case colors and only slight cylinder wear from turn line Interior silver is slightly tarnished from age. Very stunning. TDW
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Value
Accessories
Case
Barrel Length
5 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.45 Long Colt
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
Single Action Army
Paperwork
Serial Number
321083
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $9,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,800.00
Estimate: $17,500 - $22,500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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