Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1230: Cased Colt New Line .22 Acid Etched Panel Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Cased Colt New Line .22 Acid Etched Panel Spur Trigger Revolver with Very Scarce 2 3/4 Inch Barrel

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Cased Colt New Line .22 Acid Etched Panel Spur Trigger Revolver with Very Scarce 2 3/4 Inch Barrel

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Line 22
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 2 3/4 inch slab sided
Finish: nickel
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 258
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 181
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1876 as a Second Model. The left side of the rare 2 3/4 inch barrel has the desirable acid etched panel marked "COLT NEW 22", the top marked with the two-line address, the patent date on the bottom, and the matching serial number on the butt, rear of the cylinder, and bottom of the barrel ("9247"). There are British proofs on the barrel and cylinder. It is fitted with a pair of smooth hardwood grips. Includes a leatherette wrapped hard case. Also a 1902 dated handwritten note indicating that the revolver was once given as a gift.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the frosted, untouched original nickel finish with some scattered light flaking revealing mostly a smooth grey patina and a well-defined acid etched panel. The grips are fine with some scattered light handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with some mild handling/storage wear and some minor stains.



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