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SN 60476. Cal. 31. Blue & color cased hardened with 4″ oct bbl, pin front sight & engraved “Saml Colt” address. Left side of the frame is engraved “COLTS PATENT” in a double arc shape. The silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain smooth ivory 1-pc grip. Cylinder is 5 shots with stagecoach hold up scene roll marking. Revolver is beautifully engraved in 1853 when famous engraver Gustave Young was first working with Colt. Gun exhibits full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which extend over the bbl lug & top side flats with matching patterns on the rammer pivot. Matching pattern engraving is also on the backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard. Hammer is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the shank, an eagle’s head on each side of the hammer nose, fish scale patterns on the sides of the spur & top edge with a hand checkered spur. SN’s on the bottom of the revolver and buttstrap are accompanied by a small punch mark which is thought to signify extra polishing for engraving. Accompanied by an orig purple velvet lined mahogany casing compartmentalized in the bottom for a “COLTS PATENT” eagle and stars pocket sized flask, a brass 2 cavity “COLTS PATENT” mold, L-shaped gun tool, and cap tin. 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 though gun was not disassembled to check for internal numbers as it is so well fit. Bbl retains over 97-98% strong blue with a few minor scratches and flaking. Loading arm, frame and hammer retain dull silvery case colors proper for this era. Cylinder retains 60-70% bright blue, balance mostly plum/blue and virtually all of its rolled stagecoach holdup scene. Cylinder retains all 5 crisp and serviceable safety pins. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip is well fit with typical light shrinkage at top strap, ivory patina. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Mahogany case is sound & solid with usual handling & storage nicks & scratches and overall retains most of its varnish. Interior is fine overall with light areas of soiling & wear. Partitions are solid. Flask is in matching extremely fine condition retaining most of its original varnish, bright fire blue to spring. Mold is excellent condition also with minor small blemishes. Cap tin retains original caps, most of its japanned surface and good original label with scuffing and reduction with minor text losses as can be seen in photos. There is a non-functional key included for display. The L-shaped tool retains most of its original bright fire blue. 50679-2 (25,000-35,000) IVORY – Lot 4229

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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