Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 556: Engraved Colt Third Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Factory Engraved Colt Third Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Non-Fluted Cylinder and Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Factory Engraved Colt Third Generation Single Action Army Revolver with Non-Fluted Cylinder and Case

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 7 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: carved
Stock:
Item Views: 687
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 373
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver as having a 7 1/2 inch barrel chambered in .45 Long Colt with an unfluted cylinder, blue and color case hardened finish, type of stocks not listed, and class "D" engraving when shipped to John A. Biewer Co., Inc. in Marysville, Michigan on August 25, 1978. The letter also states that the records do not state who did the engraving or what kind of stocks were on the revolver when shipped. Currently, the revolver is fitted with an ox head carved one piece grip marked "Gunart/Lakewood, N.J." Includes a Colt Custom Shop case.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue finish and case colors with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. Case is very fine with minimal storage and handling marks and typical high spot wear on the lining.



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