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SN 14465. Cal 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight & Hartford address with pointing hand motif. Cyl is 5 chambers. Mounted with 1-pc smooth “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip. Revolver is beautifully engraved by Gustav Young with about 60% coverage, fine foliate arabesque patterns that have pearled background. Hammer shank & sides are engraved to match. Engraving patterns extend over the top strap onto the bbl and rammer pivot with matching patterns on backstrap, buttstrap & bottom of frame. Accompanied by a brown velvet lined Colt mahogany casing. Interior is compartmented for the revolver, single-sided Eagle & Stars “COLTS PATENT” flask, a brass “COLT’S PATENT” bullet & ball mold. This is a beautiful presentation grade gun, made in 1860 just prior to hostilities in the upcoming Civil War. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. 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 fine overall, all matching. Overall retains about 70-80% orig finish with the loss areas flaked to a light patina. Ivory grip has good patina with several hairlines, well fit. Mechanics are fine. Crisp bright bore. Case is sound and solid with 2 hairlines in lid and bottom with light nicks & scratches and retains much of its orig varnish. Interior is sound and solid with soiling and wear to areas where gun makes contact especially at cyl and muzzle. Flask is also very fine retaining most of its thinning original finish with bright fire blue retained on spring. Mold is average with numerous dings and dents where used as a hammer, mostly obliterating Colt marking. Also including is a later pack of caps and two corroded rounds which were removed and displayed in small glass tube. 49631-46 JS (15,000-25,000) IVORY – Lot 4220

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.