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Lot 3645: Two Consecutive Engraved Colt 3rd Generation SAA Revolvers

Auction Date: May 16, 2021

Cased Pair of Consecutively Numbered Dennis Kies Signed Factory Master Engraved Colt Third Generation Single Action Army Revolvers with Bird's Head Grips, Boxes, and Factory Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $11,000

A) Colt Third Generation Single Action Army

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: original
Stock:
Item Views: 817
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 300
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The accompanying factory letters list these revolvers as being chambered in .44-40 with 4 3/4 inch barrels, blue finish and case colors, bird's head grips, and Class "B" engraving by Master Engraver Dennis Kies when shipped to D/B/A Bangers Distributors in Birmingham, Alabama on April 2, 1992. "A" grip frame marked "KIES". "B" grip frame marked "DK". Includes Colt double gun display case and the original box for each gun featuring end labels confirming grip material.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish and case colors with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with limited storage and handling marks and slight high edge wear on the lining. Boxes are both very good with storage and handling marks.



B) Colt Third Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: original
Stock:
Item Views: 817
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 300
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

See "A".

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish and case colors with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Mechanically needs timing adjusted, otherwise excellent.



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