Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 4365: New York Engraved Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army

Auction Date: February 5, 2021

Documented Antique New York Engraved Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Pearl Grips and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000

Documented Antique New York Engraved Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Pearl Grips and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 208
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Manufactured 1883. The included factory letter lists the revolver in .44-40 with unspecified barrel length (usually indicates 7 1/2"), "soft" finish, and grips not specified when shipped to Hartley & Graham in New York on 10 February 1883. The letter also states that "soft" finish indicates that the revolver was shipped without final finish for engraving outside the factory. This revolver has 75% coverage Germanic floral scroll engraving which was likely executed in New York during the period under the direction of Hartley & Graham, acid-etched "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" on the left side of the barrel, and fitted with pearl grips.

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