September 20, 2018 Colt Firearms Collection
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 9/20/2018
Illustrated on page 65 of "Colt Pistols" by R.L. Wilson this beautiful engraved 1849 revolver features a very wide double engraved band at the muzzle, most unusual, with a monster head spewing out scrolls on the left side of the barrel and a second monster spewing out scrolls on the right side. The cylinder has a band of engraving towards the front, which is highly unusual. Frame has typical factory scroll engraving on both sides but is blued rather than casecolored. Barrel has much original bright bluing as does cylinder and frame. Backstrap and trigger guard retain most of their original heavy silver plating. Trigger guard also features an engraved shield within the scroll work. Hammer has hand knurled spur. Cylinder safeties are present. The ivory grips fit perfectly and are doubtless original to the gun. There appears to be a small period repair to the right grip towards the toe. Wedge appears to be unengraved but is numbered to match. Revolver is cased in a very rare and desirable vertical lid, brass bound rosewood case with wine red velvet lining and paper on bottom, as is proper with a deluxe rosewood box. Lid escutcheon is engraved "L.G. Wenige". Magnificent Colt's patent flask retains most of its original lacquer as well as gilding on spout and top. Brass Colt's patent bullet mold is in fine condition; complete with cap tin and packet of combustible cartridges.
Case, Powder flask, Bullet mold, Box of ammo, Caps tin
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Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $30,000.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 29
Auction closed on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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