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Lot 3369: Reproduction Colt Model 1897 Gatling Gun

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Desirable Serial Number 3 Reproduction Colt Model 1897 Gatling Gun

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $18,000 - $27,500

Desirable Serial Number 3 Reproduction Colt Model 1897 Gatling Gun

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1897 Gatling Gun
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 30-06
Barrel: 31 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/bright
Item Views: 1484
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 201
Class: Modern Long Gun

The top of the breech casing is engraved with : "GATLING GUN PATENTED/Manufactured by/Colt's Pt. F.A. Mfg. Co./HARTFORD, CONN. U.S.A./No 3/Cal 30/H.P.W." The left side has "SERIAL NO. 03 CALIBER .30-06," and the right side has "MODEL 1897." This model utilizes ten barrels. It comes in a crate with one Bruce feed magazine, and a second crate contains the transom. A carriage is not included. A battery of four Colt Gatling guns under Lt. John H. Parker was deployed by American forces during the Spanish-American War and proved effective in supporting the advance at the Battle of San Juan Hill. Gatlings were also employed in the Philippines.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as custom made with 90% original blue finish, scattered patches of mild oxidation, and generally only mild storage wear.

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