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1120
$4,025.00

*CUSTOM ENGRAVED AND GOLD INLAID COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER. SN 231851. Cal. 357 Mag. Nickel finish with 7-1/2″ custom bbl with thick Partridge type front sight and cal marking on left side. Top strap sight groove has been widened to accommodate the custom front sight. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and Rampant Colt in circle. Mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips. Frame has been altered by having the firing pin hole plugged with a frame mounted, spring loaded firing pin and the hammer face altered to accommodate this modification. Revolver is nicely custom engraved with about 75% coverage foliate arabesque patterns with stippled background and a raised gold longhorn steer head on each side of frame. Each side of bbl boss and ejector boss are engraved in flower blossoms with foliate arabesque patterns on top strap and top of bbl. Top gullet of ejector housing is engraved in feather patterns. Back strap has full coverage foliate arabesque patterns. Cyl is nicely engraved with foliate arabesque patterns on the lands between the flutes and a wide band of feather patterns around the rear edge. Cyl is custom made with rebated chambers. Right front web of trigger guard has what is probably the engraver’s initials “RD”. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of its fine custom nickel finish, probably unfired since engraving; hammer retains strong case colors; grips are sound with fine age lines and retain a mellow ivory patina; right grip has a plugged hole; mechanics are fine; brilliant shiny bore. 4-44720 JR266 (3,000-5,000)


Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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