Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 108: Engraved First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Engraved First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Edward Bohlin Engraved Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Steer Head Grips

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $8,000

Engraved First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Edward Bohlin Engraved Sterling Silver and 14k Gold Steer Head Grips

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: silver
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 110
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Originally manufactured in 1907, the revolver has since been customized with Wolf & Klar style engraving patterns and Edward Bohlin silver grips. The barrel is marked "44" on the bottom and has the one-line address on top. The two-line/three date patent marking and circled Rampant Colt emblem are on the left side of the frame. The zig zag line and dot motif engraving is featured on the major components to include the barrel, ejector rod housing, frame, cylinder and grip straps. The matching serial number appears on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The assembly number "990" is marked on the loading gate. The revolver is fitted with sterling silver grips by Edward H. Bohlin of Hollywood, California, as marked on the back of both grip panels near the top. The grips feature a profuse floral scroll engraving with a floral blossom around the screw hole and a blank oval at the top of the right panel. The right grip panel also has a raised 14k gold steer head. The bottom of the grip panels are also engraved.

Rating Definition:

Very good as period rebarreled, embellished and replated. The revolver retains 75% of the nickel plating and has gray patina and patches of oxidation on the balance. The grips are very fine. The screw head is not flush with the grip panel. The action is fine. Some of the markings are faint or obscured, but most remain clear.



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