Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3153: Engraved Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Engraved Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Single Action Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 8 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip: smooth
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 129
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1913 and subsequently custom engraved with 50% plus coverage American style floral scroll engraving that appears to be unsigned. The custom non-factory extra length barrel address is absent although the two-line patent dates and Rampant Colt remain on the left of the frame, as well as the matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The loading gate is numbered "629". It has been fitted with a taller than standard, beaded blade front target sight and pair of period smooth grips but otherwise has standard features.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 90% plus of the refinished blue and casehardened finishes with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few very small patches of light surface pitting on the cylinder. The attractive grips are also fine showing an attractively aged mellow tone with some hairline age cracks on the butt. Mechanically excellent.



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