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Lot 154: Retailer Inscribed Colt Etched Panel New Line .22 Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

London Retailer Inscribed and Cased Colt Etched Panel New Line .22 Spur Trigger Revolver

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

London Retailer Inscribed and Cased Colt Etched Panel New Line .22 Spur Trigger Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: New Line 22
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 2 1/4 inch slab sided
Finish: nickel
Grip: hardwood
Stock:
Item Views: 377
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 183
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1876 with the standard two-line address on top of the barrel, "COLT NEW 22" on the left in an etched panel, patent date on the bottom, and serial number on the butt. The top of the frame on either side of the sighting channel has been retailer engraved with "COGSWELL & HARRISON/226.STRAND.LONDON". There are London proofs on the barrel and cylinder. It has standard features. Includes a leather wrapped case with the interior of the lining of the lid retailer marked with the corresponding Cogswell & Harrison address and ten .22 RF cartridges.

Rating Definition:

Fine, 75% of the original nickel finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on the cylinder. The grips are also fine with some scattered light scratches and handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with some mild handling/storage wear.



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