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 was sold to Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett Co., in Chicago, Illinois. It was shipped to F.G. Seaman & Co., address not available. It was shipped from the Colt factory on November 26th, 1927, in a shipment of 1 gun, listed as a .45 Colt with a 7 - 1/2" barrel, blue finish, ivory stocks, and factory engraving. Single line address on top of the barrel, "COLT'S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.". Roll die caliber marking on left side of the barrel, "45 COLT". 2-line patent dates on left side of the frame, "PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2, M72 JAN 19, 75". Full serial number observed on the frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. The trigger guard and backstrap are marked on the right side under the grip. Partial serial number observed on the back of the cylinder. Assembly number, 881, observed on the inside of the loading gate. The B coverage of engraving is attributed to master engraver Wilbert Glahn. From 1919, when he arrived in Hartford, Glahn did the bulk of the Colt engraving until 1950, when he turned ill. This gun is engraved in a foliate and scroll with a punch dot background. The engraving is very finely executed. 2-piece ivory grips with silver Colt medallions at the top of each grip. This gun comes in an original Colt box with the end label and 2 over labels. The over labels read "ENGRAVED." and "IVORY". The box contains a factory target and shooting suggestions pamphlet. CONDITION: This gun retains virtually all of the factory-applied blue finish. There is a slight turn line with a hint of storage marks on the barrel. Vibrant case color on the frame and hammer. Bright and shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves. Grips are near mint and show a little age patina. Engraving is sharp and crisp. Box is in great shape showing just a bit of edge wear. A very desirable factory engraved gun that is blue and case color.
Factory box
Barrel Length
7 - 1/2"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Single Action Army
Factory Letter, Information
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $52,800.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $60,000
Number Bids: 14
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 25, 2023.
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