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Auction Date: December 2, 2011

Lot 249: Colt - Army Special

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Colt Army Special Double Action 32-20 WCF Revolver with Box and Factory Letter
Estimated Price: $600 - $800
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Serial #Colt - Army Special ManufacturerColt ModelArmy Special
TypeRevolver Gauge32-20 Wcf Catalog Page54
Barrel6 Inch Round FinishBlue GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionThe included factory letter confirms the serial number, caliber, 6 inch barrel and finish with the type of stocks not listed. The revolver was shipped to Calumet Protection Bureau, Gary, Indiana, on June 13, 1934, as part of a 70 gun shipment. The revolver has standard Colt markings and checkered grips featuring "COLT" embossed at the top. Comes with a two piece Colt box renumbered to the gun and "Special Instructions" pamphlet.

ConditionExcellent. The revolver retains 95% original blue finish with minor holster type wear on the barrel and the grip straps thinning to a brown (more prevalent on the back strap). The cylinder has some minor edge wear and a noticeable drag line. The grips are also excellent with some scattered minor handling marks. The checkering is crisp. The box is fine with a few areas of moderate wear.
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