Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3626: Two Colt Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Colt Revolvers

Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

A) Colt Officer's Model Match Target Revolver with Box

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Officers Model Match
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 special
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 280
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 284
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Ramped blade front and adjustable rear sights, standard markings, and checkered walnut grips. Includes a Colt "wood grain" box with shipping label address to Private William Lowe of the USAEHA at Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland. Modified to single action only.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 97% plus original blue finish, minor handling evidence, faint cylinder drag line, and sharp checkering. The box is fair with tan paint covering the markings and moderate wear. Mechanically excellent as factory modified to single action only.



B) Colt Army Special Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Army Special
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32-20 WCF
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 280
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 284
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current caliber, barrel length, and finish (grips not listed) when it was shipped to Simmons Hardware Co. of St. Louis, MO, for the Erie Hardware Co. on October 25, 1922. Matching serial numbers on the crane, yoke, and both grip panels. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% plus original blue finish with much of the loss at the muzzle and backstrap, minor handling evidence, and sharp grip checkering on the oversized replacement grips. Mechanically excellent.



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