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Lot 2732: Three Digit Colt Model 1905 Pistol with Factory Letter

Auction Date: June 23, 2022

Winchester Sold and Texas Shipped Early Three Digit Serial Number Colt Model 1905 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Winchester Sold and Texas Shipped Early Three Digit Serial Number Colt Model 1905 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1905
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 291
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Slight Darkening - Light to moderate pitting
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.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The included factory letter lists this pistol as having a 5 inch barrel chambered in .45 caliber with blue finish and stocks not listed when sold to Winchester Repeating Arms Company in New Haven, Connecticut and shipped to Walter Tips of Austin, Texas on June 6, 1906. Tips was hardware store owner in Austin and owner of the Walter Tips House and Walter Tips Building historical sites.

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