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SN 272934. Cal. 45 LC. 5-1/2″ bbl. Full blue finish. 2-pc Mother of Pearl grips. Bbl is scroll engraved at breech-end on either side of bbl address. There is also scroll engraving on either side of muzzle. There is one thick and one thin gold band on each end of bbl. Dbl bands are also seen on each end of ejector rod housing with scroll accents at breech-end. Frame is nicely scroll engraved on flats on each side of hammer, front of frame, around bbl, on each side of recoil shield and on front and rear of top strap. Frame engraving has a gold line border overall. Left recoil shield has an Indian’s head inlaid in gold that is a facsimile of the Indian head nickel. Hammer, trigger, and bolt screws have engraving accents. Trigger guard is engraved on each rear flat with a gold border. Trigger guard bow is engraved on outer edge. Apron of backstrap behind hammer has a bison inlaid in gold. Bison has scroll accents. Heel of backstrap and butt also have scroll accents. Cyl is scroll engraved between flutes with scroll accent around rear periphery. There are also 2 gold bands, one small and one large, inlaid around rear of cyl. 2-pc pearl grips are unmarked. Top of bbl shows standard 1-line Colt address. Left side of bbl shows cal mark. Ejector rod housing under base pin screw shows “ODE-TG” which is the signature of the engraver. SNs match on frame, trigger guard, and backstrap. Cyl is not numbered. Accompanying this revolver is a letter from Tim George, certified Colt master engraver, from Altavista, Virginia, stating “that Dick Clark sent him this Colt in the late 1980’s for a complete exhibition engraving job.” “ODE-TG” stands for Old Dominion Engravers – Tim George. Included with this gun is 1-pair of simulated pearl grips with ebony backing and 1-pair of Colt second generation hard rubber grips with eagle motif. CONDITION: Very fine, as refinished after engraving. Bbl markings are sharp. Bbl shows a few small dents behind the front-sight. Front-sight has been slightly trimmed. There is also a scratch at breech end of bbl on left side. Otherwise bbl and ejector rod housing retain 98% blue finish. Frame also retains almost all of blue finish, as do trigger guard, backstrap, and cyl. Cyl is slightly rough on front and rear face. Bore is frosty with strong rifling. Chambers are frosty. Hammer shows blue finish on top and rear with polished sides. Knurling is sharp. A very fine beautifully engraved, gold inlaid First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver that would be very costly to duplicate. 51033-57 TEP (10,000-15,000) C&R – Lot 4267

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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