Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1634: Cased Adams and Adams Master Engraved Colt 1860 Army Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Cased Adams and Adams Master Engraved 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Colt Blackpowder Series 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

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

Cased Adams and Adams Master Engraved 150th Anniversary of the Civil War Colt Blackpowder Series 1860 Army Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1860 Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: carved
Stock:
Item Views: 422
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 399
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured as a Blackpowder Series Colt 1860 Army, subsequently master engraved by the world renowned firm of Adams & Adams as a run of a mere 35 pieces, and finished by Doug Turnbull. Below the serial number is the signature "J. ADAMS". The revolver is housed in an Adams & Adams made hardwood case with maroon velvet lining and a mirror inserted into the lid. A brass plaque on the exterior reads "ADAMS & ADAMS/NORTH SOUTH/~1861 CIVIL WAR/SESQUICENTENNIAL 2011~/COMMEMORATIVE 1860 ARMY". The included invoice for the revolver and case is signed by John Adams Jr. likely pointing to him as the engraver.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine overall as masterfully engraved by John Adams. Retaining 99% plus Doug Turnbull high gloss blue and vibrant case colors with limited handling marks, an exceptionally faint cylinder drag line, and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with minimal storage and handling marks and light high edge wear on the lining.



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