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Lot 503: Wolf & Klar Engraved Colt Detective Special Revolver

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Pre-World War II Wolf & Klar Shipped and Engraved Colt Detective Special Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips, Holster and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Pre-World War II Wolf & Klar Shipped and Engraved Colt Detective Special Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips, Holster and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Detective Special
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 special
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 498
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 300
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1930. The revolver features characteristic and profuse Wolf & Klar zig-zag embellishments in scrollwork and simple line patterns as well as a large floral blossom on the right side of the frame. The 2 inch barrel is stamped with the caliber/model marking on the left side and the two-line Hartford address/patent dates marking on the right side. Matching serial numbers on the inside of the frame and crane. Full nickel finish and wearing a set of pearl grips. The Rampant Colt is marked on the side plate. With a basket weave pattern tooled open top/open toe leather holster. The factory letter confirms the 2 inch barrel and nickel finish. The revolver was shipped to famed retailer Wolf & Klar of Fort Worth, Texas, on January 24, 1930. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% plus original nickel plating with a faint cylinder drag line. The custom engraving is crisp. The grips are also excellent with minimal handling marks and highly attractive fiery colors. The holster is fine. Mechanically excellent. A great work of Wolf & Klar style engraving on a highly desirable pre-war Colt Detective Special revolver.



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