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Lot 557: John Adams Jr. Engraved Colt Third Generation Single Action Army

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

John Adams Jr. Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Third Generation Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Box and Authentication Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

John Adams Jr. Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Third Generation Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Box and Authentication Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: smooth
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 373
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1996. The included Adams & Adams engravers letter lists this revolver as having a 4 3/4 inch barrel in .45 Long Colt with a black powder frame, blue finish and case colors done by Turnbull, "C" coverage American scroll engraving with a large and small 24 karat gold band at the rear of the cylinder, two small bands on the barrel, and Dan Chesiak grips. The letter is dated August 1998. Adams's signature can be found on the barrel under the cylinder pin. Includes original shipping box and Colt blue box.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall as embellished by Master Engraver John Adams Jr., retaining 99% Turnbull blue and case colors with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. Blue box is excellent showing typical wear to insert.



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