Lot 1817: Colt - Single Action
|Signed David Harris Cattle Brand Engraved Pre-War Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Pearl Grip|
|Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Colt||Model||Single Action|
|Type||Revolver||Gauge||45 LC||Catalog Page||288|
|Barrel||4 3/4 Inch Round||Finish||Nickel||Grip||Pearl|
|Stock||Class||Curio & Relic Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is a nice example of a Colt Single Action Army revolver originally manufactured in 1901 and subsequently custom engraved and embellished by renowned cattle brand engraver David W. Harris. Harris was taught the art of cattle brand engraving by Weldon Bledsoe, who had in turn learned the art from Cole Agee, the originator of the cattle brand engraving. The revolver is nearly completely covered with cattle brand engraving. The brands are well executed in the typical western style with the recognizable "2 Lazy 2 P", "XIT", "101", "HIT" and many other famous Texas brands with intermixed floral scroll designs and a punch dot background. The loading gate has a Texas Ranger badge and there is a starburst on the trigger guard. The butt is signed "DW HARRIS". The only surfaces not covered are the front grip strap, the inside area of the trigger guard and the cylinder flutes. The top of the barrel is marked with the two line Colt address, the left side "45 COLT" and the left side of the frame is marked with the two line, three patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. Standard blade and frame notch sights, all nickel finish and fitted with a smooth one-piece pearl grip.
|Condition||Near mint custom embellished with 99% plus nickel finish remaining. The grip is a bit ill-fitting and is excellent with a small repaired chip on the right heel. The markings and engraving are crisp. The action is fine.|
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