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SN 1950. Cal. 41. Originally gold finish with 3″ rnd bbl, pinched blade front sight and 4-chamber cloverleaf shaped cyl. Mounted with smooth 2-pc pearl grips. Frame and bbl once silver finished, though only small traces remain. Frame and bbl are matching numbered. Revolver is beautifully engraved in the style of L.D. Nimschke with nearly full coverage, foliate arabesque patterns on the frame with fine dot and diamond patterns on borders of frame. Bbl is matching engraved with a diamond and dot border around the muzzle. Backstrap is engraved with arabesque scrolls at the top and geometric patterns down the backstrap. Cylinder is engraved with cross hatched diamond and dot pattern, with borders en suite at muzzle and frame borders. Accompanied by an orig Colt rosewood casing, that is purple velvet lined and French fitted in the bottom for the revolver, a wire cleaning rod in a slot in the back edge. Left front has a Mahogany cartridge block containing 24 cartridges. This gun was made in first year of production in 1871. CONDITION: Very good overall and functional. Gun appears orig and complete. Iron is overall plum/brown with tiny traces of finish found in sheltered areas of bbl. Brass has light mustard patina with tiny traces of finish. Hammer still has traces of thinning gold plate. Casing is sound and solid with craquelure to lid and loss of varnish where chipped in areas. Lining faded to near yellow/white with only orig color in protected areas. Brass escutcheon plate in lid and brass keyhole facing still present. Left rear dovetailed wood corner is missing. Grips sound with no chipping, light wear and good color. 50405-1 JS (3,500-5,500) – Lot 4246

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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