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SN 235127. Cal. 31. Well known firearms engraver Edward C. Prudhomme (1911-1990)is thought to have engraved this 1864 manufactured vintage Colt Model Pocket revolver for Dixie Gun Works in 1970. Bbl has extensive leaf, vine and gold wire inlays, gold address, in addition to gold foxes on each side of the bbl lug. The loading lever is also engraved with gold wire border surrounding relief scrolls. Frame and recoil shields are deeply engraved with two hunting dogs and three ground hogs all surrounded by relief engraved foliate arabesque patterns with fine stippled background. Both sides of frame also have gold “COLT’S PATENT” logos and decorated lozenge. The recoil shields are deep relief engraved with foliate and vine patterns and have gold wire borders. Cylinder scene and all its markings have been re-engraved with gold wire trip, gold wire, patent and SN along with arabesque panels between each stop and each nipple recess. Hammer is completely relief engraved with gold wire frame on both sides and engraved on the top with gold arabesque flourish. The brass trigger guard and backstrap are deep relief engraved with arabesque patterns. No engravers signature is found, grip frame is stamped “DIXIE GUN WORKS 1970”. Custom 2-pc grips are nicely checkered. CONDITION: Extremely fine retaining virtually all orig finish as customized. Mechanically crisp with with defined rifling in a pitted bore. Custom case accompanies. 50382-2 TEP (6,000-10,000) – Lot 4233

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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