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 .45 Colt with a 4 - 3/4" barrel, silver finish, ivory grips, and factory engraving. It was shipped to Charles Hummel & Sons in San Antonio, Texas, on September 4, 1901, in a shipment of 1 gun. Two line barrel address, "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. / HARTFORD CT.". Roll die caliber designation on the left side of the barrel, "45 COLT". Two line patent dates on the left side of the frame, "PAT. SEPT. 19, 1871 / JULY 2, 72 JAN. 19, 75". The rampant Colt logo is in a circle next to the patent dates. Matching serial numbers observed on the frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Extensively engraved in a scroll and foliate pattern with a punch dot background. Zig-zag borders, banners, and other geometric designs are incorporated into the engraving on this gun. A master engraver executed the engraving on this gun. One-piece factory checkered ivory grips. CONDITION: This gun retains the vast majority of the original factory-applied silver finish. Good bore with well-defined lands and grooves. The grips show some age cracks and fit the gun very well.
Barrel Length
4 - 3/4"
.45 Colt
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Copy of Factory Letter
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $20,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $78,000.00
Estimate: $40,000 - $75,000
Number Bids: 17
Auction closed on Tuesday, May 7, 2024.
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