Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2397: Colt First Generation Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: February 17, 2022

Colt First Generation Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Relief Carved Steer Head Grips, Holster Rig Attributed to George Miller of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, and Related Documents

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Colt First Generation Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Relief Carved Steer Head Grips, Holster Rig Attributed to George Miller of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show, and Related Documents

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Bisley
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: unknown
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Slight Darkening - Light to moderate pitting
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:

Manufactured 1903. Included copy of a factory letter lists this revolver with a 4 3/4" barrel in .45 caliber, blue finish and type of stocks not listed when shipped to Simmons Hardware Co., St. Louis on Sept. 12, 1903. Relief carved steer head on right grip panel. With leather holster rig featuring initials "GLM" on holster and "101" on the belt. Consignor attributes the gun and holster rig to George Miller of the 101 Ranch Wild West Show. As noted by the consignor the holster rig and Bisley were purchased in Nashville, TN at the Bob Pope gun show a few years ago and the then buyer was told by the seller that the items were purchased at the final sale out auction of the 101 Ranch. With 101 Ranch Wild West Show booklet (reprint), framed image of George Miller and 101 Ranch related research.

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