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
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 98
Class: Antique
Description:

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.



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