December 6-8, 2023 Firearms & Militaria
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Rare and desirable factory engraved Colt Single Action Army Sheriff's model with a 3 - 1/2" barrel and carved steer head ivory grip panels. Noted author and collector Ron Graham wrote a 4-page letter explaining the significance and rarity of this gun. According to Ron, it is 1 of only 2 factory engraved Sheriffs models with a 3 - 1/2" barrel. He also states that the grips are of the period and show age. They are not the grips that are original to this gun. There is also a Colt Factory Archive letter that states that this gun shipped a .45 Colt with a 3 - 1/2" barrel, blue finish, carved steer head ivory grips, and factory engraving. It was shipped to Simmons Hardware Company, St. Louis, Missouri, for H.L. Dyer on February 11, 1898, in a shipment of one gun. 2-line barrel address on top of the barrel, "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.". Caliber designation on the left side of the barrel, "45 COLT". 2-line patent date on the left side of the frame with a Rampant Colt logo in a circle. Matching serial numbers observed on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. Master engraved with a floral pattern and a punch dot background. There are other geometric designs incorporated in the engraving. 2 piece ivory grips with a very attractive steer head on the right grip. CONDITION: This gun retains some of the original blue finish on the barrel and the protected areas. Fair bore with some frosting in the lands and grooves. Grips show some slight wear and age. Action works great and locks up tight. An extremely rare gun that would be the centerpiece of any collection. PROVENANCE: Richard "Dick" Burdick collection.
Barrel Length
3 - 1/2"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Factory Letter, Information
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $30,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $180,000.00
Estimate: $60,000 - $100,000
Number Bids: 27
Auction closed on Friday, December 8, 2023.
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