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Selling: April 21, 2013

Lot 3727: Colt - Single Action

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D.W. Harris Signed Cattle Brand Engraved Colt Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver with Stag Grips Belt and Holster
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500
Serial #Colt - Single Action ManufacturerColt ModelSingle Action
TypeRevolver Gauge44-40 Catalog Page246
Barrel4 3/4 Inch Round FinishNickel GripStag
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured in 1901and subsequently custom embellished in the late 20th century. This is a beautiful example of a cattle brand and scroll custom engraved 2nd Generation Colt Single Action Army revolver done by Master Engraver David Wade Harris. Harris was taught the art of cattle brand engraving by Weldon Bledsoe, who in turn learned the art from Cole Agee. Except for the trigger guard, front strap, cylinder flutes and hammer, the revolver is covered with cattle brands and floral scroll engraving with a punch dot background. The most recognizable cattle brand is the 2 lazy 2 P brand on the front of the ejector housing and the famous Running W on the right side front of the barrel. Other brands include "HIT, "101" and XIT". The butt has the signature of Harris "D W HARRIS". There is a star burst on the trigger guard. The standard barrel and frame markings remain, and the matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The revolver is fitted with two piece stag grips. Comes with a leather belt with 16 cartridge loops and holster.

ConditionVery fine as custom embellished with nearly all of the nickel plating remaining. The slightly undersize grips are fine. The markings and engraving are clear and crisp. The action is excellent. The belt and holster are very good with some flex wear on the belt, and flex cracking and wear on the holster.
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