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 LOT 492
Master Engraved
Terry Wallace Signed
Texas Longhorn Arms
Grovers Improved
Number Five Single Action
Revolver with Case and Holster - Serial
no. K1997, 44 Magnum cal., 5 1/2 inch round bbl., nickel
finish, factory grips. Introduced in 1988. Designed by gunsmith
Bill Grover of Texas Longhorn Arms as an homage and improvement on
famed six gun shooter and gunsmith Elmer Keith’s #5SAA revolver. The revolver
was designed by Grover to be loaded, and unloaded from the right hand with the
loading gate and ejector rod on the left side. Features 75% coverage floral and scroll
engraving with fine detail and shading. The small parts and frame screws are brilliantly
gold plated. The underside of the frame is stamped with the serial number and marked
“ENGR. TERRY WALLACE”. Includes a leather lined display case, Ted Blocker tooled custom
leather holster, marked “Grover #5”.
CONDITION: Excellent overall. 99% original finish remains with a few light scattered handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The holster is excellent. The case is good though some separation at the corners is visible.
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000
LOT 493
Ruger Old Model Blackhawk Single Action Revolver from the Collection of Renowned
Outdoorsman, Innovator, and Big Game Hunter Elmer Keith with Provenance and Documentation
- Serial no. 45-04237, 45ACP/45COLT cal., 4 5/8 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Elmer Merrifield Keith,
born March 8, 1899, was many things; a rancher, cowboy, big game hunter, shooting sports legend, and innovator in
the world of magnum cartridges. He is responsible for the development of the iconic .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .41 Magnum cartridges. The included letter of provenance states the revolver was purchased from the estate of Elmer Keith in March of 2015 and confirms the model, serial number, and caliber. The included factory letter states the revolver was shipped from Ruger in June of 1971. Finally a laminated copy of
a page from Elmer Keith’s personal collection book lists the revolver by serial number and caliber. Fixed blade front and adjustable rear notch sights, standard markings, scarce brass grip frame, and custom tuned trigger. The grips are smooth with an inset silver elk head on the left panel and silver inscription oval on the right inscribed “Elmer Keith” in fancy script. The revolver also includes a rare first edition hardcover copy of Keith’s now out of print autobiography “Hell, I Was There!”.
CONDITION: Excellent. 95% plus original blue finish remains with a visible ding on the front sight blade, slight rotation marks on the cylinder, light muzzle wear, and the beginnings of a darker patina on the brass grip frame. The grips are very good as altered (see above) with some small dings. Mechanically excellent. A rare opportunity to own a piece from the collection of the legendary outdoorsman Elmer Keith!
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500

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