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 Historic Revolver Inscribed to Detroit Michigan Area Sheriff Frank Schram During Prohibition
         Both deputies were also wounded, with both articles stating that Schram’s life was likely saved by a “heavy book” or “notebook” that he had in his pocket. The dates in this notebook stop on 18 May, just eight days before this near fatal gunfight. The one article states that a bullet was embedded in the notebook and was to be recovered, however, there is no bullet in this particular notebook now. Also included is a pair of handcuffs marked with faint dates including
the key and the original Colt maroon box for the revolver with additional end label stickers marked “PEARL”, “DETECTIVE SPECIAL”, and “ENGRAVED”, inside the box is a length of ribbon hand marked “Frank/Schram”.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 99% plus of the original nickel finish with very minimal handling evidence and crisp engraving. The grips are also excellent with a few scattered very light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is fine with some mild wear, stains, and some minor hinge separation. The badges are fine with a few patches of age related patina. The notebook is very good with
most pages clearly legible apart from the damage done by the bullet. An excellent factory engraved Colt Detective Special revolver inscribed to a Prohibition era police officer with the notebook that is documented as saving his life in a gunfight!
Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection.
Estimate: 50,000 - 75,000

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