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*FINE ENGRAVED & GOLD INLAID 3RD GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHERIFF’S MODEL REVOLVER. SN SA63629. Cal. 44-40 & 44 Spcl. Blue & color case hardened with 3″ bbl, full front sight and 2-line address with “COLT SHERIFFS MODEL” on left side and “COLT S.A.A. 44 CAL.” on right side. Revolver is mounted with smooth 2-pc ivory grips with gold Colt medallions. Revolver is Class B engraved with about 50-60% coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame which extend over the top of the bbl, backstrap, buttstrap & trigger guard. Both cyls are engraved to match on the lands between the flutes. Left recoil shield is inlaid in flat gold with the stylized “COLT” logo. Bbl has two gold bands at the frame. Top of backstrap is engraved in a fine fan pattern with cross hatched center. Left side of buttstrap under the grip is engraved “SPRINGS”, the signature of Colt master engraver George Springs. SN is on the bottom of the frame and left side of front & back straps under the grip. Accompanied by a dark maroon 1-pc cardboard box with identifying information on the end flap. Also accompanied by a Colt factory letter which identifies this revolver, as found, with smooth ivory grips & gold rampant Colt medallions, class B master engraved by George Springs with gold bands on the bbl & “flush serpentine Colt on the recoil shield”. It was issued with a glass top walnut presentation case which is now missing. It was sold to recognized Colt authority & dealer, Kevin Cherry of Greensboro, NC, at the 1987 Los Vegas Antique Arms Show and was shipped March 11, 1987. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: New, unfired & unturned. Box is fine. 4-44740 JR334 (4,000-7,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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