October 25, 2023 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/25/2023
According to the Colt Factory archive letter, this gun left the factory with a 4" barrel, blue finish, and factory engraving; stocks were not listed. It was shipped November 17th, 1892, in a shipment of 1 gun to Dunlay & Geisler in Houston, Texas. The remarks on the letter state, "Records also indicate silver sight". Dunlay and Geisler ordered a number of unusual Sheriff's Models in the 1890s. As a company, they developed a market for Sheriff's Model Colt Single Action Armies. They ordered 16 Sheriff's models in 1891, and in 1892 they ordered 13 Sheriff's Models. 10 were engraved, 1 had a Rocky Mountain front sight, 5 had silver sights, and 3 had half-moon silver sights. They would order another 23 Sheriff's models in 1893. CONDITION: Excellent, with barrel retaining close to all of its original bluing with light wear at muzzle. Frame and cylinder are a gray patina with traces of original bluing in cylinder flutes. Backstrap and trigger guard retain traces of the bright original bluing in protected areas with handling wear throughout. Grips are period ivory replacements and show yellowing to left grip panel with a small age-related crack on right grip panel. Action is tight and crisp. Bore is lightly frosted with defined rifling.
Barrel Length
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Sheriffs Model
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Minimum Bid: $50,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $228,000.00
Estimate: $100,000 - $150,000
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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