Lot 2773: Colt - Single Action Army "Old World Engravers Sampler"
|Exceptional Factory Engraved Colt "The Old World Engravers Sampler" Single Action Army Revolver with Rare Horn Grips|
|Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,000|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Colt||Model||Single Action Army|
|Type||Revolver||Gauge||45 Long Colt||Catalog Page||336|
|Barrel||5 1/2 Inch Round||Finish||Nickel||Grip||Horn|
|Stock||Class||Modern Handgun||Rating||See Condition|
|Description||This is one of 500 special limited edition Single Action Army Revolvers engraved by Colt. The fine engraving is done in the styles of four renowned master engravers. These famous engravers are L.D. Nimschke, G. Young, C. Helfricht, and R. Kornbrath with all four engravers' names engraved on the butt. The sides of the barrel feature wedges of scrollwork with a punch dot background at the breech and muzzle. The scroll engraving extends to the blade front sight and the barrel scrollwork surrounds the boxed one-line "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45" marked on the left side. An ornate border engraving surrounds the one-line Hartford address on top of the barrel. The frame has the standard two-line patent dates marking with a scroll floral engraving on the sides and top strap and a floral blossom type engraving on the left recoil shield and loading gate. A floral and punch dot engraving is featured on the flat sides of the cylinder, a geometric engraving on the back strap and trigger guard with "COLT" highlighted in purple on top of the back strap, and scroll and punch dot background engraving on the ejector housing. The left side of the front grip strap is signed "T.W.F." the left side of the grip straps have been stamped with "0029" and the original production serial number has been factory struck out with "X". Fitted with smooth buffalo horn grips with silver Colt medallions. Includes the original white shipping sleeve and Colt blue box.
|Condition||Near new in box with minimal light handling marks overall. The shipping sleeve is very good with some corner and edge wear, and the blue box is excellent.|
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