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   Collector’s Fact
According to The Book of Colt Firearms by Wilson, fewer than 40 Colt Bisley revolvers had factory inscriptions.
  target pistol. The antique standard Bisley Models are somewhat scarce, as they were only produced for about three years, and one in a factory picture box can be considered very rare.
CONDITION: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% of the bright original high polish blue finish with loss limited to thinning on the muzzle, front edge of the ejector housing, high edge wear on the cylinder
and on the back strap. In addition, the cylinder shows some scratches around the rear from cycling the action. The frame and hammer retain 97% plus of the original vivid case colors. Except for a few light scratches on the bottom of the left panel, the grips are also excellent. Mechanically excellent. The incomplete box is a bit fragile but remains in one piece (lid still attached), and the picture on the lid is still visible with other illustrations on the label and numerous pieces missing.
The box has some minor
restoration. Overall, an excellent and extremely rare Colt Bisley Model revolver with a rare factory inscription that would definitely enhance any Colt collection.
Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection.
Estimate: 27,500 - 42,500
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