May 18, 2022 Extraordinary Firearms
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A truly extraordinary piece, this Single Action Army was exquisitely embellished by Colt Master Engraver, Howard M. Dove. The top of the barrel bears Colt's single line address, with the left side of the barrel bearing "COLT .22" in gold lettering surrounded by a light gold border. Left side of frame exhibits a gold stylized "COLT" logo to the rear of the breech, with Colt's patent information followed by the encircled Rampant Colt logo present below the cylinder. Left side of ejector rod housing is engraved "HMD O.V.E./ COLT E.G.R.", partially obscured behind the cylinder pinhead. Frame and barrel are case color hardened, with remaining components retaining a lustrous deep blue finish. Frame is mounted with 1-piece checkered and scroll ivory grips. Barrel is mounted with a target front sight, with the flattop frame retaining a dovetailed square notch rear sight. Matching serial number "1992" is present on the frame, cylinder, as well as on the left side of the grip straps. Frame exhibits full coverage scroll engraving on a punch dot background, with said engraving being housed within partial gold borders that terminate in light floral motifs. Frame also exhibits a gold and silver inlaid Colt Onion Dome over the recoil shield, with the right side bearing a gold inlaid panel of a revolver with a partially flipped up bayonet over the loading gate, as well as a hammer and cylinder just to the rear of the breech. The barrel and ejector rod housing feature partial engraving that is en suite with the frame, terminating in a repeating "V" pattern border engraved between 2 gold bands at the breech, with the barrel exhibiting 2 additional gold bands around the muzzle. Cylinder also features full coverage engraving terminating at the rear with 2 gold bands. Hammer features a gold line border, housing matching engraving. Rear grip strap features checkering at the screw emplacements, with a gold border and light scrollwork surrounding a relief gold inlaid Rampant Colt logo above "CCA 1992/ HARTFORD, CONN." that is surrounded by a gold line border and scrollwork. Bottom of grip strap bears Samuel Colt's signature with scroll engraving inside a gold-lined border. Left side of rear grip strap is engraved "HMD" beneath the grip panel for Colt Master Engraver Howard Dove. Bottom of trigger guard features additional scroll engraving, with the forward trigger guard screw being surrounded by an engraved heart motif. This revolver is accompanied by a matching factory cardboard box containing its styrofoam insert. CONDITION: Excellent, with metal components retain bountiful amounts of their original factory-applied blue and case colored finishes, exhibiting few signs of even extensive handling overall. Mirror bore, exhibiting sharp and well-defined rifling throughout. Grips are excellent, retaining sharp checkering overall. An exceptional example of the master quality engraving by Howard Dove, that would be suitable as a fine display piece in the advanced collection. MLW
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.22 LR
FFL Status
Single Action Army
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $16,800.00
Estimate: $12,000 - $18,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
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