May 7, 2024 The Paul Friedrich Collection of Firearms & Gold Rush
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 5/7/2024
According to the Colt Factory Archive letter, this gun left the factory as a .38 Colt with a 2" barrel, blue finish, and pearl grips. It was shipped to Major Harry R. Marshall, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, on February 2, 1932, In a one gun shipment under order number 10954/1. It was then cased, engraved, and presented to Governor Joseph B. Ely. The presentation reads "GOVERNOR JOSEPH B. ELY / FROM THE A & H.A. CO. OF MASSACHUSETTS / FEBRUARY 22, 1932". The A. & H. A. Company stands for the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company. The period wood case with blue interior holds the gun, a Fiendoil can, a Marbles cleaning kit, and a bore brush. It also has a presentation plaque on the lid. It comes with some research done on the Governor. CONDITION: The fit and finish on this gun is spectacular. This gun retains virtually all of the factory applied blue finish with just a hint of a turn line. Bright and shiny bore with sharp lands and grooves. The grips have silver Colt medallions and fit this gun exquisitely. There are no chips or cracks in the grips. The case is nicely done and has protected this gun for the last 92 years.

Item Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 3"
Barrel Length
.38 Colt
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Banker Special
Factory Letter, Documentation
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $4,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $9,225.00
Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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