Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 417: Engraved Silver Colt Model 1878 Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Pacific Northwest Territory Shipped Engraved, Inscribed, and Silver Plated Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Pacific Northwest Territory Shipped Engraved, Inscribed, and Silver Plated Colt Model 1878 Frontier Six Shooter Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: silver
Grip: synthetic
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured in 1887, subsequently embellished and inscribed. Factory letter lists revolver with a 7 1/2" barrel in .44 caliber and blue finish when shipped to Gordon Hardware Co., Seattle, Washington Territory on September 18. 1887. "Wm Traweek" inscribed on the back strap, possibly referencing or for Texas Ranger William B. Traweek (1853-1942). Traweek was later a city marshal in Texas around the time this revolver was manufactured.

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