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Lot 3615: Colt Shooting Master Double Action Revolver in .45 ACP

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Documented Colt Shooting Master Double Action Revolver in Very Scarce .45 ACP with Factory Letter

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

Documented Colt Shooting Master Double Action Revolver in Very Scarce .45 ACP with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Shooting Master
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 ACP
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 283
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current finish and caliber and lists the barrel as 7 1/2 inches (likely a factory error as there is no reason to believe this to be a replacement barrel) when it was shipped to Murta Appleton Co. of Philadelphia, PA on May 23, 1939. The letter also states that the revolver shipped with a square butt and a 3 lb trigger pull. Knowledgeable collectors believe that about 3,500 of these Shooting Master revolvers were built, of which, only 250 were chambered for 45 ACP. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 95% plus original blue, light handling evidence, faint cylinder drag line, minor high edge wear, and sharp checkering on the grips. Mechanically excellent.



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