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Lot 42: Hartley & Graham Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Documented Factory "Soft" Shipped Hartley & Graham Engraved Colt Black Powder Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver with Relief Carved Pearl Grips and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Documented Factory "Soft" Shipped Hartley & Graham Engraved Colt Black Powder Frontier Six Shooter Single Action Army Revolver with Relief Carved Pearl Grips and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 WCF
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: gold/silver
Grip: pearl
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 44
Class: Antique
Description:

The accompanying factory letter lists this revolver with a "soft finish," indicating this SAA left the factory in the white for engraving outside the factory, 4 3/4 inch barrel in .44-40 caliber and hard rubber stocks when shipped to Hartley & Graham, New York City on April 12, 1884 as part of a 20 unit delivery. The engraving consists of profuse bold scrollwork on a punch dot background. The top of the barrel has the two-line Hartford address, the left side of the frame has the three-line patent dates marking, and the left side of the trigger guard is marked "44 CF." The pearl grips feature a relief carved steer head on the right panel and were likely supplied by Hartley & Graham. The revolver has a gold over silver plated finish. Matching serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard and back strap.

Rating Definition:

Fine as period New York retailer engraved and period replated. 40% of gold remains and 70% of the silver plating remains. The engraving is crisp. The grips are very good with a couple chips and crisp carving. Mechanically excellent.



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