September 20, 2018 Colt Firearms Collection
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Factory documented and one of the finest and rarest Colt Police Models known, the Kellogg 1862 Police is iconic. The Kellogg Police is pictured in full color on page 116 of "The Colt Heritage" by R. L. Wilson. In a letter to Eric Vaule written in 1966, Wilson reveals that serial No. 30073 is recorded in "Journal B, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Mfg. Co.", Hartford April 30th, 1866. "345 Presentation a/c 4 [for] 1 4 1/2 in Police Pistol Engd & Appendages Presented to Henry Kellogg Esq Hartford 16.41". These notations reveal that the Police pistol was a 4-1/2" model, presentation engraved and cased with accessories, given by the Colt company to Henry Kellogg on April 30th 1866. This spectacular revolver is engraved in the late vine scroll with a fierce eagle head on left side of barrel. Barrel retains much original bright blue. Cylinder has nearly all the bright original blue except for a spot where is rested in its case and flaked. Bore is mint. Frame and lever retain most of their bright rainbow case colors. Safety pins are flat. Trigger guard and back strap retain most of the of original silver plating. Superbly cut inscription reads "Henry Kellogg/ With compliments of Colts P. F. A.M. Co." Superbly figured deluxe varnished walnut grip retains nearly 100% finish. Mahogany case is in excellent condition inside and out with Colt's patent flask retaining nearly all original lacquer and gilt finishes. Correct Colt's patent bullet mold retains much original bluing. Paper wrapped Eley's cap tin is in very fine condition. Packet of combustible cartridges and image of Henry Kellogg included. One of the greatest Colt Police Presentation known and made all the more desirable by it inclusion in the Colt factory record in 1866. Henry Kellogg was an executive with the Phoenix Insurance Company and likely played a major role in reimbursing the Colt Company for the disastrous fire is 1864. Original letter from Mr. Wilson to Mr. Vaule included. CORRECTION:Photos added. Barrel length is 4-1/2".
Case, Bullet mold, Powder flask, Box of ammo, Caps tin, Small portrait
Barrel Length
4 - 1/2"
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $30,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $57,000.00
Estimate: $60,000 - $80,000
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, September 20, 2018.
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