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Lot 3205: Colt M1862 Police Revolver Attributed to Captain B.P. Holland

Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Attributed to Captain Benjamin P. Holland of Missouri

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3205: Colt M1862 Police Revolver Attributed to Captain B.P. Holland

Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Attributed to Captain Benjamin P. Holland of Missouri

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500
Price Realized:

Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Attributed to Captain Benjamin P. Holland of Missouri

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1862 Police
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 36
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 144
Class: Antique
Description:

This revolver is attributed as carried by Benjamin P. Holland during the Civil War in the included letter from Lee A. Silva of the Relic Room in Sunset Beach, California, from 1996. He indicates he purchased the revolver along with the included certificate of election and commission of justice of the peace from 1874 for Holland for Centre Township, Buchanan County, Missouri, after the death of Fred H. Thomas, Holland's grandson, and had known about the revolver since 1991. Alfred "Fred" Holland Thomas (1898-1996) was the son of Florence Minervia Holland Thomas (1867-1954) and the grandson of Captain Benjamin P. Holland (1823-1876). Holland served in Company A of the 4th Missouri State Cavalry (Union) as a 2nd lieutenant and was promoted to 1st lieutenant. He later served as a captain in Company F of the 35th Missouri Infantry (Union). Though attributed as used in the Civil War, the revolver was manufactured c. 1869 and thus was likely carried when Holland was serving as justice of the peace.

Rating Definition:

Very good with 20% original blue and casehardened finish, traces of original silver, mottled gray and brown patina on the balance of the iron, some patches of pitting, aged patina on the brass, and several mild dings and scratches. The grip is also fine and has moderate edge wear, some flaking of the varnish. Mechanically fine.



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