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Lot 1008: Railway Express Agency Shipped Colt Police Positive Revolver

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Railway Express Agency Shipped Colt Police Positive Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,600

Railway Express Agency Shipped Colt Police Positive Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Police Positive
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 special
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 218
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current configuration, including the "RY. EX. AGY." backstrap marking, when it was shipped to H. E. Wilson, Superintendent of the Railway Express Agency of Chicago, IL, on January 7th, 1930.

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