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Lot 3610: Colt Shooting Master Double Action Revolver in .44 Special

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Documented Colt Shooting Master Double Action Revolver in Scarce .44 Special with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Documented Colt Shooting Master Double Action Revolver in Scarce .44 Special with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Shooting Master
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 special
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 282
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: -
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current caliber, barrel length, and finish (grips not listed) when it was sold to W. A. Harvey Sporting Goods of Syracuse, NY, for a Robert W. Knight of Seneca Falls, NY, on April 28th, 1938. Matching serial number on the crane, yoke, and both grip panels. Knowledgeable correctors believe that about 3,500 of these Shooting Master revolvers were built, of which, only 94 were chambered for .44 Special. Includes an unlabelled replacement factory two-piece box. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% original blue finish, minor handling evidence, faint cylinder drag line, and sharp checkering on the butt. The box is very fine with minor wear. Mechanically excellent.



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