Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3152: Engraved Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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

Engraved Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 Special
Barrel: 4 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: smooth
Item Views: 552
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 129
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1901 and subsequently custom engraved with profuse coverage American style floral scroll engraving on a punch dot background along with cross hatching patterns and zig zag line motifs. A single gold band is inlaid on the rear of the cylinder. Even the hammer is engraved. The intricate engraving is unsigned. The later production replacement barrel has the one-line Hartford address and "COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .38 SPECIAL." The frame has the two-line patent dates followed by an encircled Rampant Colt. Matching serial numbers appear on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap.

Rating Definition:

Very fine a professionally custom embellished and refinished, retaining 95% blue finish with a few areas of gray and 97% of the case colors. The grip is also very fine showing a few typical age lines and attractive color and grain. Mechanically fine.

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