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Lot 1271: Two Factory Engraved Colt New Line .22 Etched Panel Revolvers

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Cased Pair of Factory Engraved, Gold and Nickel Plated Colt New Line .22 Etched Panel Revolvers

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

A) Colt New Line .22 Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Line 22
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 2 1/4 inch flat side
Finish: nickel/gold
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 399
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 202
Class: Antique
Description:

Both revolver were manufactured in 1876 and feature a factory engraved motif consisting of floral scrollwork and geometric patterns. The left side of the barrel has the etched model panel, which is flanked by engraved flourishes. The top of the barrel has the two-line address. "22 CAL" is marked on the left side of the frame. The revolver is plated in a two-tone gold and nickel finish. Both grip panels, are numbered to the respective gun. The pistols are housed in a French cut case containing two circular cartridge blocks holding a total of 14 rounds.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% original nickel finish and 90% original gold finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The etched panel is clear. The engraving is crisp. The slightly age shrunken grips are also very fine with a few age lines and attractive color and grain. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with minor handling/storage marks and typical high spot wear on the lining.



B) Colt New Line .22 Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Line 22
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 2 1/4 inch flat side
Finish: nickel/gold
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 399
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 202
Class: Antique
Description:

As described in "A."

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 97% original nickel finish and 95% original gold finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The etched panel is clear. The engraving is crisp. The slightly age shrunken grips are fine with a cracked right panel, a few age lines and attractive color and grain. Mechanically excellent.



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