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Lot 789: Three Colt Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Three Colt Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

A) British Proofed Colt New Service Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Service
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 283
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
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 lists this revolver as having a 5 1/2 inch barrel chambered in .455 caliber (barrel marked "45 Colt"), blue finish, and type of stocks not listed when shipped to London Armoury Co in London England on November 29, 1916.

B) Colt Official Police Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Official Police
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 special
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 283
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

NC - FINE- All original finish 90% - 94% or better, some dings in wood wear commensurable with percent of finish. In working order.

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

Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver as having a 4 inch barrel chambered in .38 special, blue finish, and type of stocks not listed when shipped to Federal Laboratories, Inc. in Saltsburg, Pennsylvania on Novmber 17, 1955 to the attention of Joe W. Rice, Sheriff.

C) U.S. Customs Marked Colt Official Police Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Official Police
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 LR
Barrel: 4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 283
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Good - Some light pitting or frosted appearance
Rating:

NE - GOOD- in working condition, wear on working surfaces, finish 40% - 79%, no broken parts, no corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning, but may have some minor surface pitting. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 40% - 79% gun.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver as having a 4 inch barrel chambered in .22 caliber, blue finish, type of stocks not listed, factory inscription of "U.S. Customs #2287 on the butt of the revolver, and 3 lb. trigger pull when shipped to Joseph A. Lorch Disctrict Superintendent N.W. Customs Patrol District in Haver, Montana on May 12, 1941.

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