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Auction Date: September 15, 2013

Lot 847: Colt - Dragoon Black Powder Series

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Cased Alvin A. White Engraved Second Generation Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver with Accessories and R. L. Wilson Letter
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $4,000
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Serial #Colt - Dragoon Black Powder Series ManufacturerColt ModelDragoon Black Powder Series
TypeRevolver Gauge44 Percussion Catalog Page188
Barrel7 1/2 Inch Part Octagon FinishBlue/casehardened/gold GripIvory
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DescriptionThis revolver has copious amounts of masterfully executed floral scroll engraving. The hammer is engraved with the wolf's head design on both sides. Fitted with a smooth one piece ivory grip. The grip straps are gold plated. The R. L. Wilson letter states this is 1 of 50 revolvers manufactured by Colt that were left in the white and were engraved by American Master Engravers for The Heritage Guild. It also states that this example was originally fitted with a smooth walnut one piece grip and that Alvin White signed the revolver "A.W." on the left side of the barrel lug. With a Colt Custom Shop walnut display case lined in wine colored velvet, a nipple wrench/screwdriver, an empty cap tin, a two cavity bullet mold, a powder flask and the original walnut grip numbered to the gun.

ConditionNear new as professionally embellished, the blue components retain all of the high polish blue finish. The casehardened components retain all of the bright case colors with some minor scratches on the ramrod. The gold plated grip straps retain all plus of the gilt finish. The excellent ivory grip is a replacement. The original grip is excellent with some scattered handling marks. The case is excellent with some scattered handling/storage marks. The accessories are all very good or better.
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