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SN 19475. Cal. 28. All blue finish with 3-7/16″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight, and 2-line Hartford address with pointing hand. Cyl is unfluted with 5-chambers and cabin and Indian scene roll marking. It is mounted with a beautiful checkered butt on smooth sided 1-pc “certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip. Revolver is engraved with foliate, floral scrolls with pearled backgrounds and has about 60% coverage which extends over sides of the frame, top strap and raised area of the bbl. Rammer pivot, hammer, backstrap and buttstrap are engraved to match with light matching patterns on the bottom strap of the frame. Accompanied by a Colt mahogany turquoise/green velvet lining. Interior is compartmented for the revolver, a rare root sized eagle and stars dbl-sided flask, a brass bow-legged, bullet and ball “COLT’S PATENT” mold with sprue cutter, an L-shaped gun tool. This gun was manufactured in late 1858 or early 1859 and is in beautiful “as found” condition retaining most of its original finish along with accessories in case. 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 to extremely fine, all matching. bbl, frame and gripstrap overall retains about 90% bright orig blue with some flaking on bbl which is now a lighter plum/blue. Loading arm and hammer retain much of their dark case colors with balance silver/blue. Cyl is crisp with bright blue found on smooth areas rear of rolled panel scene which is crisp, bright and virtually 100% with an overall light plum/silver patina. “Certifiable antique elephant ivory” grip is crisp and well fit with a few small hairlines in butt, ivory patina. Mechanically gun functions well with a crisp bright bore. Case is sound and solid retaining thin original varnish with small nicks and scratches and one long 6″ crack in lid. Interior is very fine with only moderate soiling and staining. Flask is extremely fine retaining most of its original varnish with light cosmetic blemishes. Mold is crisp with bright steel sprue cutter excellent overall. L-shaped tool is also excellent retaining about 80% of its original bright blue. Accompanying key appears original and functioning. 50679-1 JS (20,000-30,000) IVORY – Lot 4244

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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