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SN 2080. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address without pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot full fluted cyl and is mounted with 1-pc smooth ivory grip. Accompanied by an orig dark red velvet lined mahogany casing that is compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a fine early eagle flask, a brass 2-cavity bullet & ball “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter. According to Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms only 1,149 of these revolvers were produced before the model was discontinued about 1870. These revolvers were very popular as concealed arms and are rarely found in high orig finish or cased. PROVENANCE: Pistol – Ex-Dr. John & Margaret Pickup Collection; 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 good – fine overall, all matching except grip which has number “22082”. Bbl retains traces of blue in sheltered areas being a smooth medium brown patina; frame retains about 75% orig blue with gray/brown backstrap; cyl retains 75-80% thin blue, stronger in the flutes. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip has a small chip in the toe with some minor age lines and retains a mellow ivory patina. Mechanics are fine, crisp bore with fine pitting. Flask is very fine overall, retaining 90% of its original varnish with fire blued spring. Proper curved handle brass mold has numerous small nicks and dings, patent marked sprue cutter is smooth with thin finish and light pitting. Accompanying case is sound and solid; interior is lightly faded with light soiling. 49631-48 (3,000-5,000) IVORY – Lot 4222

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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