Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2001: Colt Model 1883 Burgess Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: June 11, 2021

Rare Colt London Agency Shipped Colt Model 1883 Burgess Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Rare Colt London Agency Shipped Colt Model 1883 Burgess Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Burgess-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 25 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 670
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 75
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Factory letter lists rifle with 25 1/2" octagon barrel in .44-40 caliber, blue finish and "fancy stock, polished and checkered" when shipped on Dec. 13, 1883 to Colt's London Agency, London, England. Only 3,810 Burgess rifles were manufactured.

Customer Product Questions

There are currently no customer product questions on this lot