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
The factory letter lists the revolver in .45 caliber with a 7 1/2 inch barrel, and blue finish and indicates it was shipped to E.O. Hall & Sons Ltd. in Honolulu, Hawaii, "c/o Max F. Landgrif [sic]" on May 18, 1922. An extra cylinder in .45 ACP marked with the matching last two digits of the serial number and a fitted case are also included. This set is discussed in the included article "Would you believe a Hawaiian Single Action Army?" by Chuck Bellis in the Spring 2011 issue of "The Rampant Colt." He indicates he purchased the set at a gun show in Richmond, Virginia, in 2001. He notes the factory "&" marking on the trigger guard indicating factory refinishing/refurbishment. He indicates that Max Landgraf was the original owner and that at the time the revolver was ordered, he was working for the Waiane Sugar Company on Oahu as a foreman in charge of field crews and cowboy. He then became a "Forest Ranger at Large" for the Territorial Board of Agriculture and Forestry in 1924 and had a career in forestry, worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps programs, worked in other conservation programs, and served as a member of the Hawaii National Guard. Bellis theorizes that Landgraf sent his revolver in to be fitted with the .45 ACP cylinder during World War II and also shortened and parkerized.
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