September 20, 2018 Colt Firearms Collection
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Paterson Colts are second only to Walkers in importance, desirability and collectibility. Paterson No. 335 is the earliest gun in Dr. Feldman's collection and begins this catalog. The barrel retains nearly all of its original bright Paterson factory bluing with extremely fine pitting at the muzzle which was left bright. Cylinder retains much original bluing with excellent centaur scene. Bore is fine for a Paterson. Hammer retains considerable traces of original case colors. Frame retains considerable original bright blue. Backstrap retains much original blue with some thinning and browning. Original figured walnut grip has most of its original varnish. Deeply struck serial No. 335 at base of grip. One insignificant score on right side of grip. All visible numbers match with the exception of an unnumbered wedge, which is an original Paterson wedge. Case would rate excellent for a Paterson with a German silver escutcheon engraved "J. A. ROSS". Spare cylinder also numbered 335 has most original fading blue finish with excellent scene and three minor dents on rim at face of cylinder and one broken nipple. Bullet mold has some original bluing, wood handles are original and slightly worn. Combination tool shows use but has some blue and is original. Cleaning rod of the correct type with turned ivory handle. Charger is fine, marked "Patent Arms M'g Company Paterson NJ Colt's Pt", and has strong traces of original coppering on body and considerable original bright gilding; numbered 35 on spout and body. Capper is an old copy that appears original. This is an extremely fine No. 2 Belt Model Paterson which Dr. Feldman purchased from the estate of Johnny Miller of Palm Springs, California and was one of the great prizes in Mr. Miller's extensive collection of Colts and Winchesters.
Case, Bullet mold, Charger, Capper, Capping tool, Cleaning Mold, Extra cylinder
Barrel Length
4 - 5/8"
.31 Percussion
Paterson No. 2
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $25,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $96,000.00
Estimate: $50,000 - $80,000
Number Bids: 19
Auction closed on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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