Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2288: Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: December 1, 2018

Clinton H. Finley Signed, Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Documentation

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Clinton H. Finley Signed, Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Colt Bisley Model Single Action Army Revolver with Documentation

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Bisley
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 Colt
Barrel: 5 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/gold
Grip: smooth
Stock:
Item Views: 739
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 145
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The revolver was originally manufactured in 1903 and subsequently elaborately embellished. The standard markings and sights remain, and it has fine acanthus scrollwork engraving with punched backgrounds, raised relief gold floral accents, gold inlaid borders, gold plated small parts, and contrasting bright polished cylinder flutes. A small "CHFinley/10" signature is located on the barrel by the cylinder pin. The 2017 dated documentation indicates the revolver was purchased from Dan Mansfield of Olde Gun & Loan in Redding, California, and that the grips were produced by Mansfield from material purchased in 1974. The engraver is listed in the document as Clint Finley.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as elaborately embellished with 98% plus blue and gold inlaid finish, crisp engraving, some minor marks and handling wear, and attractive natural grain in the grips. Mechanically excellent.



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