April 27-30, 2021 Extraordinary Firearms & Militaria
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Howard Dove engraved Colt Python double action revolver with box and factory letter. Factory letter indicates this gun was made and shipped in 1981. The butt is marked "HOWARD DOVE COLT MSTR.ENGR./61982-177320-ASD.NO1/A.SCOTT DOVE". Although this is not a factory engraved gun, we believe it was done sometime in the mid 1980s and bears close resemblance to custom shop engraving. Barrel, cylinder, and frame have fine scroll hand engraving. Gold inlaid edgework, on the frame and at the muzzle. Engraved ram on the right side of the frame is gold inlaid, as is the rampant Colt pony on the left side of the frame. Matching serial numbers on the frame and crane. Right side of the barrel is marked "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CONN. U.S.A.". Standard "PYTHON .357/.357 MAGNUM CTG." marked on the left side of the barrel. Standard "VP" proof on the left side of the trigger guard. Round, steel barrel with full vent rib. Standard blade front sight and adjustable U-notch rear. Factory royal blued finish. Colt Custom shop oil finished wood grips with brass medallions. Includes un-numbered wood grain Colt box with styrofoam insert, manual and papers. CONDITION: Metal retains 98% or more of its original finish. Grips are excellent. Bore is shiny with crisp rifling. Unfired from the factory. Tight hammer and cylinder. No drag lines on the cylinder. Box is very good overall with some edge wear. A must have for any "Snake Gun" collection, or anyone who appreciates the best of the best when it comes to engraved Colts. JWA
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.357 Magnum
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $7,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $15,990.00
Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Friday, April 30, 2021.
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