July 13-15, 2021 Collectible Firearms & Militaria
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Army Special double action revolver manufactured by Colt in 1911. Left side of barrel is stamped "COLT" "ARMY/ SPECIAL" "38" with Colt's 2-line address across the top. Left side of frame bears the Rampant Colt within an intertwined C motif. Major metal components retain a high polish blue finish, with the trigger, frame screws, and upper strap of the hammer being nitre blued. Features include a 6" barrel, half moon front sight, notched rear sight, and 2-piece Colt checkered hard rubber grips. Matching numbers are found on the frame, cylinder crane, and handwritten on the interior of either grip. This example is accompanied by a Charles W. Clawson Collection certificate of authenticity, signed by his wife Betty A. Clawson, which lists this revolver by serial number as being purchased from the Clawson collection. CONDITION: Metal components retain the majority of their original high polish factory blue finish, exhibiting some areas of wear and some scattered superficial marks from handling and storage. Grip straps show thinning to patina and some wear to gray. Nitre blued components show wear all around, with the frame screws retaining various degrees of their original factory finish. Mirror bore, retaining well defined rifling throughout. Grips show few minor handling marks. A very attractive example of a Colt Army Special revolver that was formerly part of notable Colt author Charles W. Clawson's personal collection. MLW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
6"
Caliber/Bore
.38 Colt
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
Army Special
Paperwork
Certificate of Authenticity
Serial Number
328717
(C) COLT ARMY SPECIAL DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER, EX. CHARLES W. CLAWSON COLLECTION (1911).
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Minimum Bid: $1,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Number Bids: 1
Auction closed on Thursday, July 15, 2021.
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