Lot #3571
Lot #3573

Lot 3572: Two Engraved and Inlaid Consecutive Colt Sheriff's Model SAAs

Magnificent Cased Exhibition Quality Jaeger Signed Custom Engraved and Gold Inlaid Consecutively Serial Numbered Pair of Colt Second Generation Sheriff's Model Revolvers

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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Lot 3572: Two Engraved and Inlaid Consecutive Colt Sheriff's Model SAAs

Magnificent Cased Exhibition Quality Jaeger Signed Custom Engraved and Gold Inlaid Consecutively Serial Numbered Pair of Colt Second Generation Sheriff's Model Revolvers

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Estimated Price: $12,000 - $18,000
Price Realized:

A) Colt Sheriff's Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Sheriff
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 Long Colt
Barrel: 3 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: carved
Stock:
Item Views: 787
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 314
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Offered here is a pair of consecutively numbered Colt Sheriff's model revolvers which have been masterfully engraved by Kurt Jaeger in Mainz, Germany. Jaeger was a gunsmith prior to World War II in his father's shop in Suhl. During the war, he went and found work in the offices of a major company in the area due to the difficulties his family faced having a Jewish mother. He once again faced hardships following the war as Suhl was behind the Iron Curtain. To escape communism, he illegally immigrated to the West where he would eventually settle in Mainz and establish a shop which was frequented by American soldiers, local gunsmiths, and other engravers. During this time, he worked heavily on the guns owned by Americans stationed in Germany and Paul Jaeger rifles sent from the United States for embellishment. These revolvers feature near full coverage deep relief floral scroll engraving on a punch dot background. Surrounding this engraving is masterfully executed gold inlaid wire borders with swirls and intertwining lines. Both revolvers features a gold inlaid bison on the recoil shield, Native American bust on the loading gate, and cowboy on a horse racing through a barren desert at the top of the back strap. The barrels are marked "P.JAEGER INC. JENKINTOWN PA" on the right side. Both revolvers are fitted with carved grips featuring a bison on the left and right panel respectively. Included with the revolvers is a Huey case French fit for both revolvers as well as two screwdrivers, an oiler, a cleaning rod, brush, and container.

Rating Definition:

Near mint as elaborately custom embellished, retaining 99% plus professionally applied custom blue finish with limited handling marks and crisp engraving. Grips are very fine with hairline age cracks, and lightly softened carving. Mechanically excellent. Case is excellent with limited storage and handling marks. An extraordinary pair of Colt Sheriff's Models!



B) Colt Sheriff's Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: Sheriff
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 Long Colt
Barrel: 3 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: carved
Stock:
Item Views: 787
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 314
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

See "A".

Rating Definition:

Near mint as elaborately custom embellished, retaining 99% plus professionally applied custom blue finish with minimal handling marks and crisp engraving. Grips are very fine with hairline age cracks, and lightly softened carving. Mechanically excellent.



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