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Lot 751: Ben Shostle Master Engraved Colt Python Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Ben Shostle Master Engraved Colt Python Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Python
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 4 inch vent rib
Finish: blue
Grip: stag
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 412
Class: Modern Handgun

Manufactured in 1975 with standard markings and features as well as 50% coverage floral scroll and geometric engraving on a matted background with two bands towards the rear of the cylinder. The engraving was executed by Master Engraver Ben Shostle. His signature "SHOSTLE" can be found above the left grip panel. During his life, Ben Shostle was the founder and former president of the Firearms Engravers Guild of America.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as embellished by Master Engraver Ben Shostle, retaining 99% plus professionally refinished blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. The grips are also excellent with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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