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*NIMSCHKE STYLE ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 188022. Cal.41 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with cal marking on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line 3 patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with modern replacement 2-pc ivory grips with Colt silver medallions and lightly carved foliate arabesque patterns on heels. Revolver is engraved in L.D. Nimschke style patterns with about “B” coverage having foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background on sides with a wonderful fan and foliate pattern on recoil shield and loading gate. Top strap is engraved in snake and dash patterns with foliate arabesque patterns extending over sides of bbl. Ejector housing has snake and dash pattern in top gullet with wonderful foliate arabesque and diamond pattern on outer radius. Top of backstrap is engraved with a fan pattern like Mr. Nimschke’s typical style with geometric patterns down backstrap. Trigger bow is engraved with very fine detailed Hunter’s star. Cyl is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on lands between the flutes with feather and straight line border on rear edge. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, overall retains about all of its modern, custom, bright nickel finish, probably unfired since engraving; grips are sound with an artificially aged patina; hammer is not solid in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine; strong bore with moderate to heavy pitting. 4-44718 JR273 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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