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Lot 640: Master Embellished Colt 3rd Generation SAA Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Cased Documented Ben Lane Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Third Generation Screwless Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $6,500

Cased Documented Ben Lane Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Third Generation Screwless Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44-40 WCF
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: original
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 405
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 2008. The accompanying factory confirms the 7 1/2 inch barrel in .44/40 caliber, Class "C" engraving and gold inlaid bands at the muzzle, rear of the barrel, and two bands at the rear of the cylinder done by Master Engraver Ben Lane (initials on front of frame and triggerguard), grip material, and screwless frame when shipped to Cherry's Sporting Goods in Greensboro, North Carolina on February 22, 2008. Due to a clerical error the revolver is listed as being finished blue and case colored rather than full royal blue. According to an included letter from Kevin Cherry, this was one of eleven screwless frame Single Action Army revolvers ordered. It also states that less than two dozen screwless frame Single Action Army revolvers had ever been produced by Colt Custom Shop. In another included correspondence, Master Engraver Ben Lane recalls that he was given the revolver to be engraved with C+ Presidential coverage as a part of a series of guns for Cherry's Sporting Goods. Includes Colt hardwood case, Colt blue box, and original shipping carton.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. Case and box are excellent with limited handling and storage marks. A true rarity among Colt collectors.



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