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SN 189226. Cal. 44. Very rare possibly one-of-a-kind “Lip-Fire” conversion of late production Colt percussion Army revolver with original ivory grips, converted to cartridge with what appears to be Richards ejector SNd “800”, however there are no other Richards numbers present on gun and other SNs are from original percussion revolver which are all matching including ivory grips. Cylinder is of unknown manufacture with no markings. Cylinder stops have no approaches and are crudely cut, not milled. This is an interesting apparent blacksmith or gunsmith attempt for the “Lip-Fire” cartridge which appears original to the time of manufacture with 8″ bbl. PROVENANCE: TThe 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. Retaining about 70% nickel plating. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grips are well fit with a small chipped inner toe on right side. Mechanically gun functions well with worn bore with discernible rifling. 49973-140 JS (3,000-4,000) IVORY – Lot 2280

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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