Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 243: Belgian Copy of Colt Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 2, 2016

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Belgian Copy of Colt Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Belgium
Model: Percussion
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 5 3/4 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 4559
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 98
Class: Antique

Blade front and hammer notch rear sights. The bottom barrel flat is mark "CH CHARLIER / BREVETE" under the loading lever. The left side of the barrel lug is marked with a "crown/U" proof. Cylinder engraved with the similar Indian scene found on Colt Dragoons and is marked in script "colts/patent" and with the Liege "ELG" in an oval proof on the rear. Iron spur trigger guard and back strap and fitted with one-piece smooth grips.

Rating Definition:

Fine with the barrel retaining 90% of the original bright blue high polish finish with some light flaking and light edge wear. The cylinder exhibits a silver mottled patina with rest of the metal surfaces exhibiting a smooth silver patina. The cylinder engraving is mostly clear. The grips are very good with some minor handling marks and a couple of light gouges. The action is fine. Formerly from the Will Hoffeld collection, purchased from E. Parson in August 1961.

Customer Product Questions

There are currently no customer product questions on this lot