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Lot 4608: Colt New Service Revolver Owned By Arthur R. Underwood

Auction Date: June 24, 2022

Colt New Service Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter Owned by U.S. Army Officer Arthur Rutledge Underwood, a West Point Classmate of General George S. Patton

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

Colt New Service Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter Owned by U.S. Army Officer Arthur Rutledge Underwood, a West Point Classmate of General George S. Patton

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Service
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 211
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear
Rating:

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

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The included factory letter confirms the revolver was shipped on September 23, 1909 to Lt. A. R. Underwood. Lt. Arthur Rutledge Underwood was a classmate of George Patton when he graduated from West Point in 1909 and shipped out to the Philippines just after purchasing this revolver. The cylinder has been shaved to accommodate 45 ACP. Underwood served through WWI with the American Expeditionary Force and ended his career as a colonel and commanding officer of Fort Thomas, Kentucky in 1944. Underwood's "AU" initials are carved in butt of the left grip panel. With the gun is a black leather holster, eight uniform buttons, and four of Underwood's medals including Victory Medals for World War I, World War II, and The Philippine Insurrection as well as a Good Conduct medal.

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