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2276
$4,025.00

RARE AND UNUSUAL POSSIBLE COLT PROTOTYPE OF MODEL 1860 ARMY WITH BACKSTRAP SPUR AND FACTORY IVORY GRIPS.

SN 26237. Cal. 44. Most unusual gun with backstrap spur professionally and very likely Colt factory addition as fit and patina match so well. Gun appears all matching and original with odd cryptic mark adjacent to SNs of unknown meaning, there are also additional small assembly numbers on backstrap not normally seen. This is a most interesting Colt variant that you will probably never see again. PROVENANCE: The Estate of G. W. “Bill” Stewart of Sonora, Texas. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: Very good overall. Gun appears to have had a special polish before bluing as cylinder lacks its rolled scene and only patent marks are easily discerned. Gun is overall plum/gray with traces of blue finish in protected areas of bbl and cylinder. Frame appears gray, almost white with traces apparent case color. Backstrap retains traces of blue color in protected areas with balanced plum/gray. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips have inked last 4 digits of SN “6237” in backstrap channel and fit extremely well and tight. Wedge appears original with factory misstruck digit reading the last 4 digits of SN “6337”. Mechanically gun is sound with crisp discernible bore. 49973-108 JS (3,500-5,500) IVORY – Lot 2276

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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