Our site uses cookies to optimize your experience. By continuing, you're providing your consent. Learn more by viewing our Privacy Policy Ok
Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 1
Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 1

Premiere Firearms Auction - Day 1

Friday, December 6, 2019  |  9:00 AM Central
to bid until the live auction begins!
Internet Premium: 21.5%
See Special Terms for additional fees
Cash Payment Discount: 3.5%
Share:

Description

Large variety of antique and modern firearms to be sold over three days. Read More http://www.rockislandauction.com
Catalog Terms of sale
Search Catalog :
Sort By :
Go to Lot :
Go to Page :
Per Page :
Pg : 1 of 36

Cased Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot # 1 (Sale Order: 1 of 882)      

Cased Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

This beautiful revolver was manufactured in 1855 and factory engraved by Master Engraver Gustave Young's shop. It has his distinctive scroll engraving patterns and the factory dot marking used to designate revolvers selected for special finishing by the main serial number locations. Note the detailed dog head in the scrolls on the left side of the barrel ahead of the wedge. The hammer has the wolf head design. The barrel has a small conical front sight and "Saml Colt" script engraved on top. The cylinder has the standard stagecoach scene and patent marking. The frame has "COLTS/PATENT" engraved in arches on the left side. The trigger guard has an "S" on the left side at the front. The serial numbers all match, including "1931" hand-written inside the back strap mortise of the grip. The case has dark green lining, led balls and conical bullets, a blued dual cavity bullet mold, Eley cap tin, double sided eagle powder flask, and package of combustible envelope cartridges.

Class: Antique

Fine with crisp engraving and markings, 95% plus period replated nickel plated finish, smooth gray patina in the flaked spots, some slight pitting on the cylinder, (per consignor) Turnbull repaired/polished loading lever, and minor overall wear. The grip is fine and has vice marks visible at the top, some mild edge and handling wear, and light scratches and marks. Mechanically fine. The case is good and has some minor cracks, reglued separation at the partition corners, and general mild wear. The flask is also fine and have mostly minor age and storage related wear. The bullet mold is fair as refinished over pitting. This is an attractive cased set centered on an impressive factory engraved Colt Mode 1849 Pocket, the most popular of all of Colt's 19th century revolvers.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 4,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt Richards "Second Model" Conversion Model 1860 Army

Lot # 2 (Sale Order: 2 of 882)      

Attractive Colt Richards "Second Model" Conversion Model 1860 Army Revolver

This is a transitional variant between the standard Richards and Richards-Mason conversion. They were built around 1877-1878 with the newer Richards-Mason style conversion plate and hammer but still used the older Richards conversion type ejector and barrel assembly. They were manufactured alongside the ever popular Colt Single Action Army as a way for Colt to use remaining parts and tooling on hand and also offered a more economical choice to buyers that had an overall style familiar to many who had used Colt's percussion revolvers in the Civil War. The serial number dates to 1871 within the percussion Model 1860 Army serial number range. The revolver features a German silver blade front sight, the one-line "U.S. AMERICA" barrel address, the two-line 1871 and 1872 patent marking over the original "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the left side of the frame, standard cylinder roll scene, "44 CAL" on the left side of the trigger guard, and matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, cylinder, loading gate, trigger guard, and back strap.

Class: Antique

Fine with 70% plus vibrant case colors, 50% original blue finish, 20% original silver plating, aged patina on the exposed brass, gray and brown patina on the balance, general light scratches, mild edge wear, and minor oxidation. The refinished grip has a repaired crack on the upper left and, otherwise, is very good and has a few light scratches and dings and glossy varnish. Mechanically excellent.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 2,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Lot # 3 (Sale Order: 3 of 882)      

Factory Engraved, Gustave Young Attributed, Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver Attributed as Owned by Jacqueline Kennedy's Father

Includes a copy of the Guernsey "Documents and Artifacts Relating to the Life and Career of John F. Kennedy" catalog and relevant pages from the auction catalog supplement from March 1998 listing a "Colt Six Shooter" as "American Navy presentation model, circa 1851. This steel Colt Six Shooter with ivory handle, believed to be of the Civil War era, belonged to John (Jack) Vernou Bouvier III, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy's father. It is a front load weapon. The steel barrel and side pieces have beautiful detail work." The invoices for the purchase are included as well. No serial number is mentioned. John Vernou "Black Jack" Bouvier III (1891-1957) was an sailor and soldier in WWI, a Wall Street stockbroker, socialite, the father of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (later Onassis) and thus the father-in-law of President John F. Kennedy. The revolver is actually a Model 1849 Pocket and was manufactured in 1854 and embellished by the shop of Master Engraver Gustave Young, likely by the master himself given the quality. The engraving has his classic inhabited scroll engraving which features an bird face below the hammer screw on the left and a dog face above the wedge on the right. The hammer has eight dots indicating around 80 hours were required for the engraving. Germanic scroll engraving extends to the barrel, loading lever, hammer, trigger guard, and back strap. The "COLTS/PATENT" marking is hand engraved in arches, and the barrel has "Saml Colt" likewise hand inscribed in script. Both of these are features common on Gustave Young engraved Colts, see "The Book of Colt Engraving" by R.L. Wilson for examples of Young's work such as the '51 Navy on page 59. The dot by the main serial numbers was used around 1849-1861 to denote special finishing and handling by the factory. All of the serial visible numbers match. The cylinder has the standard roll-scene and markings. "4" is marked by the serial numbers on the cylinder and barrel.

Class: Antique

Fine with 95% plus original silver plating remaining and exhibiting dark aged patina, traces of original blue and casehardened finish, crisp engraving, moderate oxidation, patches of pitting, and general moderate storage wear. Most of the safety pins are solid. The grip is fine and has some shrinkage, attractively yellowing from age, and minor dings and scratches. Mechanically fine. This highly embellished Colt would be an excellent addition to any Colt or American arms collection, its apparent connection to the Kennedy family certainly enhances its desirability as a piece of Americana.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 6,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

U.S. Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot # 4 (Sale Order: 4 of 882)      

Desirable U.S. Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

This is an example of a U.S. contract Colt Third Model Dragoon revolver that was manufactured in 1851. The revolver has the round brass trigger guard and rectangular cylinder stops found on Third Model Dragoons. The top flat of the barrel is marked "{ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY}", the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT" over "U.S.", the left upper front of the trigger guard is marked with a small "F", and the area ahead of the trigger is marked with a small "S". The cylinder is roll engraved with the Ranger and Indian battle scene and marked "MODEL U.S.M.R./COLT'S PATENT". The complete matching serial number is stamped on the barrel lug, frame, barrel wedge, trigger guard, cylinder and back strap, the partial number "1998" is on the loading lever, and the partial serial number "998" is on the arbor pin. Standard brass blade front sight and hammer notch rear sight and fitted with smooth one-piece walnut grip with a faint cartouche on both sides. The Ordnance Department purchased 5,386 Colt Third Model Dragoon revolvers between 1851 and 1860. Most of these revolvers saw hard use on the frontier with the U.S. Dragoons and Mounted Rifles and were subsequently used by both sides during the Civil War.

Class: Antique

Very good. Overall the revolver has a smooth gray patina with the underside of the barrel retains traces of faded original blue finish and traces of silvered out original case colors on the loading lever. Traces of the cylinder scene and cylinder marking remain. The brass has an overall attractive patina with a darker patina in the protected areas. The grip is fine with a wood filled repair (right side), a missing surface chip near the bottom (right side) and some minor pressure dents (concentrated on the bottom). Mechanically fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 6,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

California Pioneer Family's Pair of Colt Model 1860 Revolvers

Lot # 5 (Sale Order: 5 of 882)      

Pair of Prominent California Pioneer Family Owned and Inscribed Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolvers -A) Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver


Pair of Prominent California Pioneer Family Owned and Inscribed Colt Model 1860 Army Percussion Revolvers -A) Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver
Offered here is a historic pair of Colt Model 1860 Army revolvers once owned by a prominent California pioneer family. Each revolver features a professionally shortened barrel and loading lever and altered front sight as done during the period to meet the owner's specific preferences. The "A" revolver is stamped "AO LARKIN" and hand marked "LARKIN" on the left side of the grip. The "B" revolver is stamped "AO LARKIN" on the left side of the grip and on the front grip strap. The "A" revolver is assembled from various Model 1860 parts; the major components have differing serial numbers, and the butt has a San Anselmo, California Police Department marking ("S.A.P.D. No. 68"). The frame serial number ("46292") will letter as shipped to the New York Arsenal on July 19, 1862, and the trigger guard ("27717") will letter as shipped to Major George Strong, who was outfitting General Benjamin Butler's New Orleans expedition, in Boston in January 1862. With the exception of the wedge ("5800"), the "B" revolver has matching numbered parts: barrel, frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder ("778"), and arbor pin ("1778"). This set was discovered some 40 years ago in Northern California by noted Colt collector Les May who obtained the revolvers directly from the Larkin family. Alfred O. Larkin (1847-1917) was the son of Thomas Larkin (1802-1858), an early pioneer who helped to settle Monterey, California, and took an active role in the political and business affairs of the area. In 1834, Thomas opened the first store in Monterey, and soon after, he and his wife moved into their newly built home which cost nearly $5,000 to build or about $145,000 in today's money. The home still stands today and has been entrusted to the California Department of Parks and Recreation since 1957. In 1843, President Tyler appointed Larkin as the first and what would be the last American consul to Alta California at a time when U.S.-Mexican relations were tense. Thomas covertly worked to assure benefactors that the U.S. supported California secession from Mexico and attempted to arrange a peaceful American annexation of California with some of the negotiations taking place at Larkin's home. The Bear Flag Revolt ended any hopes of a peaceful annexation, and the short-lived independence rebellion ended with the U.S. claiming California. Nevertheless, Thomas played a crucial role in America's takeover of California. Eventually Thomas settled in San Francisco where Larkin Street is named in his honor. He continued to advocate for California statehood and pursued various California business ventures. Thomas' youngest son Alfred, who owned these two Model 1860s, was among the earliest Caucasian children born in California and as an adult eventually settled in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, where he married and raised his only daughter. Alfred was a man of independent means, attended Harvard, an avid traveler, and owned large investments in San Francisco property. He died in Hong Kong in 1917 while traveling in China. Comes with consignor research organized in a binder and comprised of copies of Larkin family pictures including Alfred and his daughter and articles documenting early Larkin family history, a copy of Eric Abrahamson's "Historic Monterey: California's Forgotten First Capital" documenting the Larkin house on page 47 and a copy of Charles Waldo Haskins' "The Argonauts of California," which lists Thomas Larkin as California pioneer on page 367.

Manufacture: Colt
Model: 1860 Army
BBL: 5 3/4 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 44 percussion
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grips: walnut
Serial Number: 46292
Class: Antique

Condition: Fine as assembled with U.S. shipped components (see above). 80% original high polished blue remains on the period shortened barrel with holster type wear. 40% plus faded original blue remains on the cylinder with the balance a smooth gray patina. 95% thinning original blue finish remains on the back strap. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer and frame, and 40% darkened original case colors remain on the loading lever. 97% original silver plating remains on the trigger guard. The grip is fine with minor dings and scratches, slightly undersized at the back strap and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.

B) Colt Model 1860 Army Revolver
As described in "A".

Manufacture: Colt
Model: 1860 Army
BBL: 4 1/2 inch round
Stock:
Gauge: 44 percussion
more...

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 9,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Cased Factory Engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 6 (Sale Order: 6 of 882)      

Exceptional Early Production Cased Factory Engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

The Colt Model 1851 Navy or "Revolving Belt Pistol of Naval Caliber" was the second most popular of all Colt percussion revolvers after only the more compact Model 1849 Pocket. When Samuel Colt was alive, it was this model that was probably the first to come to mind when someone brought up Colt's innovative "revolving pistols." Many were presented influential individuals at home and abroad to help establish the quality of Colt's wares. It was an excellent revolver for lawmen, soldier, and every day citizens who might need some protection. It had more power than the '49 Pocket but was still much easier to carry than the massive .44 caliber Colts such as the Walkers and Dragoons. This beautiful '51 Navy was manufactured in 1852, the third year of production, and was designated for factory engraving as can be seen by the dot by the matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap which Colt used to designate items for special finishing or engraving around 1849 to 1861. Matching serial numbers are also found on the loading lever, wedge, cylinder pin, and cylinder. The latter also has a "4" stamped perpendicular below. The "donut scroll" engraving matches other early Colt Navy revolvers that came out of Master Engraver Gustave Young's shop and consists of mainly intricate acanthus scroll patterns along with some floral and shell accents and a simpler, early version of his wolf head motif on the hammer. The cylinder has the standard Naval Battle of Campeche scene. The barrel has a small brass cone front sight and is marked "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY-." The frame has "COLTS/PATENT" hand inscribed on the left side in place of the usual stamped marking. The grip is fancy grade walnut with a "piano" varnish finish. The case has burgundy colored lining, a section full of conical and round ball bullets, three cap tins, a package for 12 combustible envelope cartridges (8 inside), correct early pattern Colt Patent marked dual cavity bullet mold, a key, an L-shaped combination nipple wrench and screwdriver, and additional springs.

Class: Antique

Very fine. The engraving and markings throughout remain crisp. The grip straps retain 95% plus of the original silver plating which displays a deep aged patina. 60% plus original case colors remain, concentrated mostly on the frame. The barrel retains 85% plus original blue, and the cylinder retains 30% original blue and has a distinct roll-scene and five solid safety pins. The wear is mostly concentrated on the cylinder and raised edges and is primarily from age rather than use. The grip is also very fine and has most of the glossy original varnish remaining, minor marks and scratches, and light edge wear. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are very good to fine and have mild age and storage related wear. The case dividers have some splits, and the lining has some fading and contact wear. The exterior of the case has mild scrapes and dings. This is a newly discovered, "fresh to the market", very attractive, and rather early example of a factory engraved Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 20,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt Paterson Model 1839 Carbine Presented by RI Governor

Lot # 7 (Sale Order: 7 of 882)      

Extraordinary Documented and Historic Presentation Inscribed Colt Paterson Model 1839 Percussion Carbine Presented by Rhode Island Governor Samuel King to Company of Carbineers Sergeant Henry Clark

The historical significance of this extraordinary Colt Model 1839 Paterson Carbine alone makes it worthy of a prominent museum as it is linked to America’s long and turbulent progress towards a more perfect Union. It is definitely the finest and most historic Model 1839 Carbine that we have ever cataloged. The Paterson Carbine pioneered the revolving system during the early efforts in the design and mass production of American firearms. Less than 1,000 were manufactured, and the low survivability rate makes these carbines one of the most sought after Colt percussion arms. The smooth bore barrel has a hinged loading tool attached to the right side of the lug, pin front sight, fixed dovetail rear sight and patent marking with snake and star terminals at each end on the left side. The six shot cylinder has the elaborate roll-engraved panel scenes. Sling swivels are mounted on the underside of the barrel and lower tang. The serial number "711" is found on the lower tang screw, two buttplate screws, trigger guard, breech end of the barrel, breech end of the cylinder, wedge, recoil shield face, and cylinder pin collar. The number "277" is on the buttplate. The select grade America walnut stock is varnished and has an eloquent silver presentation plaque beautifully inset on the right side. The inscription reads, "Presented by/His Excellency Samuel Ward King,/Govr. of the State of Rhode Island/TO/Henry C. Clark/Orderly Sergeant R.I. Carbineers./'As a slight memento of the gratitude of the/State for services rendered during the/late Dorr insurrection'/July 4th 1842." The buttstock’s finish and the bossed lip around the inlaid plaque suggests that the carbine was specially built for presentation. Only 950 Model 1839 Paterson Carbines were manufactured by Samuel Colt at the Paterson, New Jersey, factory. One of the more unusual purchases of the Model 1839 Carbine was made by the State of Rhode Island in June 1842. Known for his central role in the 1842 Dorr's Rebellion, Rhode Island politician and reformer Thomas Wilson Dorr (1805-1854) was the leader of a popular movement for universal manhood suffrage. At this time, Rhode Island was still under colonial law that restricted the vote to men owning $134 in land, leaving a growing number of citizens disenfranchised. A state constitutional convention was called in an attempt to remedy grievances and control Dorr's rising movement, but the new constitution, which provided much of what Dorr and his followers wanted, was defeated. In response, Dorr’s followers drafted their own constitution and government. For a time, Rhode Island had two state governments: one governed by Dorr and the other governed by Samuel King. King declared Dorr’s movement as an insurrection. Martial law was declared, many of Dorr’s followers were imprisoned, and Dorr was indicted for treason. Dorr countered with an attack on the Providence arsenal, which was defeated by the state militia. Dorr subsequently fled the state, and King offered a $5,000 reward for the capture of Dorr. Eventually, a new state constitution extending voting rights was drafted, and once the new constitution was ratified, Dorr surrendered to state authorities. Dorr was found guilty of treason and sentenced to solitary confinement at hard labor for life. His sentence was widely condemned, and he was released from prison after serving twelve months. Today, Rhode Island's state government recognizes the legitimacy of Dorr's efforts and includes Dorr in its list of governors. When King declared martial law, he authorized a temporary expansion of the state’s militia. Rhode Island Company of Carbineers was one of the new formed units. This unit was commanded by prosperous New York merchant James N. Olney and was armed with Paterson Model 1839 Carbines purchased from John Ehlers at the state’s behest. The Carbineers participated in the so-called battles of Chepachet and Pawtucket on June 28 and 29, 1842. After the failed assault on the arsenal, Dorr briefly returned to his native state in June to assemble a small band of armed followers on Acote's Hill in Chepachet, but the followers dispersed once they realized they would be defeated by the state militia. Dorr once again sought refuge out of state where he remained until he surrendered in 1843. In recognition of the Carbineers’ service, Governor King presented its officers and senior sergeants with inscribed carbines like this one on July 4, 1842. At the time of this writing no further information related to Henry C. Clark was found. This carbine is identified in R.L. Wilson's "Magnificent Colts" on pages 98-100 and "Steel Canvas" on page 113.

Class: Antique

Extremely f
more...

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 200,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Col. Samuel Colt Presentation Colt Model 1855 Root

Lot # 8 (Sale Order: 8 of 882)      

Historic Cased Factory Engraved and Col. Samuel Colt Presentation Colt Model 1855 Root Percussion Revolver Inscribed to Civil War Union Major General and Illinois Governor John McAuley Palmer

Factory engraved and cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Revolver engraved on the back strap: "To John McAuley Palmer Esq/WITH COMPLEMENTS OF COL. COLT". Manufactured in 1859, this Model 2 1855 Sidehammer revolver has a 3 1/2-inch octagon barrel with brass cone front sight, part round/part octagon loading lever and unfluted, five shot, .28 caliber cylinder. The top of the barrel has the two-line Hartford address with pointing hand motif and the cylinder is hand engraved with the Cabin and Indian scene and "COLTS PATENT" markings. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the barrel, side of the cylinder and butt. All of the visible serial numbers match. The barrel, frame and cylinder have the Colt high polish blue finish. The loading lever and hammer are color casehardened. The one-piece grip is nicely figured walnut with a high polish piano finish. The barrel, loading lever, frame, hammer, back strap and rear portion of the cylinder are engraved with relief cut Germanic scrollwork on a punch-dot background. The engraving was executed for Colt by Gustave Young, and his telltale punch dots are present on the hammer below the spur. Each dot represented a 10 hour day of work. The hammer on this richly embellished revolver has ten dots. Samuel Colt presented a number of cased and engraved Model 1855 Sidehammer revolvers to friends and business associates. Included with this revolver is a script signature of John Palmer. The revolver is complete with a Colt mahogany American style case and period accessories. The case has five compartments and is lined with brown velvet. The case contains: small tin of F. Joyce & Co. No. 21 percussion caps, brass bow-leg double cavity bullet mold stamped "COLTS/PATENT" on the sprue cutter and "K" on the side of the right block, pocket pistol powder flask with fixed charger embossed on both sides with an eagle and shield, crossed revolvers and "E.PLURIBUS.UNUM" in a ribbon, key and numerous .28 caliber round bullets. John McAuley Palmer (1817-1900) was a Civil War Union Major General, 15th Illinois Governor, Illinois State Senator, United States Senator and United States presidential candidate. Prior to the Civil War, Palmer was an ardent abolitionist and served in the Illinois State Senate as both a regular Democrat and independent Democrat. In 1856, however, he played a major role in the formation of the Illinois Republican party and ran as a Republican in 1859 but was defeated. During the Civil War, Palmer reached the rank of major general, commanded a division under John Pope, and was promoted to the command of XIV Corps which he led at Chattanooga and in the Atlanta campaign. He was relieved from command at his own request in August 1864 "as a result of a quibble over relative rank, an incident which did not reflect particularly favorably on him." The incident resulted in him being reassigned to command all Federal forces in Kentucky. He remained in the Army until 1866. During his postbellum career, Palmer was elected governor of Illinois on the Republican ticket in 1868 but soon turned his allegiance back to the Democratic party. In 1891 he was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat. Five years later Palmer and ex-Confederate General Simon Buckner ran an unsuccessful bid for U.S. president and vice president respectively as Gold Democrat candidates. Palmer and Buckner received just over 1% of the vote. Comes with research related to Palmer including military service records, letters (copies) and secondary source material with letters including one letter from dealer Arnold Chernoff to the current consignor's father about the sale of this revolver.

Class: Antique

Fine. The revolver is all original and retains 40% plus of the high polish blue and casehardened finish. Significant amounts of blue are present on protected areas of the barrel and frame; the balance of the metal surfaces have a smooth and very attractive blue-gray patina. The cylinder has an even blue-gray patina and retains nearly all of the hand engraved Cabin and Indian scene. The hammer and loading lever have nearly 80% of the casehardened finish. The grip is in very fine condition with most of the original finish and a few scattered and very minor handling marks. The flawlessly executed Germanic scroll engraving is extremely crisp. The Colt presentation on the back strap is sharp. The action is tight and functions well. The case exterior is in fine overall condition with a few scattered handling marks. The interior lining is faded, and the case bottom is discolored with some minor tears and compression marks. The accessories are in very good overall condition. The cap tin and flask are pe
more...

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 8,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt First Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot # 9 (Sale Order: 9 of 882)      

Scarce Colt First Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

This revolver was manufactured in 1848, the first year of production, and has a German silver blade front sight, "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY" reading from the breech towards the muzzle, "COLT'S/PATENT/U.S." on the left side of the frame, hammer notch rear sight, "900" on the replaced wedge, and matching partial or full serial numbers on the loading lever, cylinder pin (remarked), barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The markings on the cylinder are not visible. The First Model Dragoon is an important descendant of the famous Colt Walker revolver which debuted just one year earlier and was meant for use by the U.S. Mounted Rifles and U.S. Dragoons. They were also purchased by civilians, including some that headed to the newly discovered gold fields of California and were reportedly sold for $400 in gold or more.

Class: Antique

Fair with mottled gray patina and mild pitting throughout, aged patina on the brass trigger guard, and moderate overall wear. The period replacement grip is also good and has small chips at the edges, light scrapes and dings, and smooth oiled finish. The cylinder has some play and gets out of time; otherwise, it mechanically functions fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 3,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Squareback Trigger Guard Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 10 (Sale Order: 10 of 882)      

Desirable Squareback Trigger Guard Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

The Colt Model 1851 Navy was the second most popular of all the Colt percussion revolvers, after only the Model 1849 Pocket, and 215,348 of these revolvers were manufactured in 1850-1873. This early revolver was manufactured in the first year of production and has the distinctive combination of the wedge under the screw and the square-back trigger guard that differentiates the Second Model from the other variations. It has a brass cone front sight, "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-" on the top of the barrel, small "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the frame, the standard roll scene on the cylinder, and matching serial numbers on the loading lever, barrel, wedge, frame, and grip straps. The arbor pin does not have a number visible. Some initials starting with "W" are hand inscribed on the butt.

Class: Antique

Fair with patches original silver plating in the protected areas, aged patinas on the silver and brass, dark brown patina on most of the steel, mild pitting, worn but mostly distinct markings and cylinder scene, and general scratches and edge wear. The first digit of the cylinder serial number is double struck, and the rear grip strap is renumbered to match the rest of revolver. The re-oiled grip is fair and has moderate edge and handling wear, a deep dent on the left side, and light scratches. Mechanically fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 2,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Inscribed Early Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver

Lot # 11 (Sale Order: 11 of 882)      

Early Production Civil War Era Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Inscribed "D.M. Wheeler", "Auburn, N.Y."

Manufactured in 1861 with a brass post front sight, "-ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT.-" on the top of the barrel, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame, a small "G" on the left side of the trigger guard, "PAT SEPT 10TH 1850" in once cylinder flute, matching serial numbers (none found on the grip), and "D.M. WHEELER/Auburn, Ny" in script inscribed on the butt. No details on Wheeler have been located, but Auburn was a important center of the anti-slavery movement and was the home of Harriet Tubman, William Seward, and other abolitionists.

Class: Antique

Good with mottled gray patina and light pitting, strong original silver plating under the grip, aged patina on the brass, distinct markings and inscription, and general mild wear. The grip is very good and has moderate edge wear, some scrapes and dings, and half of the varnish. Mechanically fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 1,300.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Cased Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot # 12 (Sale Order: 12 of 882)      

Cased Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

This revolver was manufactured in 1863 and has a German silver blade front sight, "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" on top of the barrel, standard Navy roll scene on the cylinder, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame, "2" on the left side of the trigger guard, and matching serial numbers, including the grip which has the number hand marked along with a "W" stamp. The case also contains an two-side eagle and arms pattern flask with sloping spout, "36 B" and "COLT'S/PATENT" marked bullet mold, cap tin, and some bullets.

Class: Antique

Very good with 75% plus of the refinished blue finish on the cylinder and barrel remaining, patches of original case colors, mostly silver-gray patina on the hammer and frame, 85% plus silver remaining on the trigger guard and back strap, and minor overall wear. The grip is also very good and has light lower edge wear and mild handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent. The relined case is very good and has mild storage wear. The mold is fine with 40% original blue. The flash is very good with attractively aged brass.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 2,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

U.S. Contract Colt Second Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot # 13 (Sale Order: 13 of 882)      

U.S. Contract Colt Second Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver

This U.S. Contract Model 1848 Dragoon revolver was manufactured c. 1851. This pistol was manufactured as part of the Fifth Contract between Colt and the Ordnance Department executed on May 8, 1851, for 2,000 pistols (approximate serial numbers 8500-12000). The combination of rectangular cylinder stops and square-back brass trigger guard identify the revolver as a Second Model Dragoon. The part-octagon/part-round barrel has a nickel-silver front sight blade, and the top barrel flat is roll-stamped with the legend: "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-" reading from the muzzle to the breech. The cylinder is roll-engraved with the Ranger and Indian fight scene and "MODEL U.S.M.R./COLTS PATENT" on either side of the serial number. "COLTS/PATENT/U.S." is roll-stamped in three lines near the left front of the frame. A "B" Ordnance sub-inspection mark is stamped on the top barrel flat, left side of the frame, cylinder, left side of the hammer, bottom of the trigger guard and top of the back strap. The lower left side of the one-piece walnut grip is stamped with the Ordnance sub-inspector's script initials "JSB" enclosed in a rectangle, and the lower right side of the grip is stamped with the Ordnance final inspector's script initials "WAT" enclosed in an oval. The full serial number is stamped: (1) on the bottom of the barrel lug, (2) bottom of the frame, (3) bottom of the trigger guard, (4) bottom of the back strap and (5) side of the cylinder. The partial serial number "1085" is stamped on the loading lever. All of the visible serial numbers match. The U.S. Contract Model 1848 Dragoon revolvers were the primary handguns of the First and Second Dragoon Regiments and the U.S. Mounted Riflemen from 1849 until the Civil War. These scarce and historic revolvers saw hard service on the frontier and have a low survival rate. They are desirable in any condition.

Class: Antique

Very good. This revolver has a gray brown patina overall with scattered spots of age discoloration and light pitting on the barrel, loading lever, frame and cylinder. The sides of the hammer show moderate flash pitting. The cylinder has more than half of the Ranger and Indian scene and U.S.M.R./Colt markings remaining. There is moderate flash pitting on the front and rear cylinder face and percussion nipples. The cylinder pins are flattened. The barrel legend, frame markings, Ordnance sub-inspection marks and serial numbers are clear. The Ordnance final inspection and sub-inspection marks on the sides of the grips are fully legible. The action functions fine. This is a solid representative example of a Colt U.S. Contract Second Model Dragoon revolver which would complement any firearms collection.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 7,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

U.S. Marked W. Stokes Kirk Type Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 14 (Sale Order: 14 of 882)      

Very Fine "U.S." Marked W. Stokes Kirk Type Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

The revolver has "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY-" on top of the barrel, a "2" on the lower left of the barrel lug, the standard Texas Navy battle scene on the cylinder, "COLTS/PATENT/US" on the left side of the frame, "H" at the top of the back strap, no serial numbers at the primary locations, "45" on the left side of the hammer above the roller, what appears to be "9917" hand written in the back strap mortise of the grip, and "14" on the loading lever, cylinder, and arbor pin. These revolvers are believed to have been assembled from original parts at the surplus goods store of William Stokes Kirk in Philadelphia in the first half of the 20th century.

Class: Antique

Very fine with 95% plus bright blue finish on the barrel, nearly all of the vibrant case colors on the loading lever and hammer, 20% case colors on the frame, strong niter blue finish on the trigger and screws, traces of original finish, mottled gray and brown patina on the balance of the steel, mustard yellow toned aged patina on the grip frame, and minor overall wear. The grip is also very fine and has minor edge wear, glossy varnish, and minor marks and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 4,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

Lot # 15 (Sale Order: 15 of 882)      

Exceptional Civil War Production Commercial Colt Model 1861 Navy Percussion Revolver

The Model 1861 Navy at first glance is very similar to the Model 1860 Army and employs a round barrel and "creeping" loading lever like the '60 Army. The most notable difference aside from the caliber itself is the non-rebated cylinder. These revolvers were used during the Civil War and also in the West. Only 38,843 of these revolvers were manufactured compared to over 200,500 of the Model 1860 Army and around 272,000 Model 1851 Navies making surviving examples desirable and those in high condition especially sought after. This revolver was manufactured in 1863 for the commercial market and may have been a private purchased sidearm used during the Civil War but also clearly very well cared for. It has the standard markings and features including all matching serial numbers (including the grip).

Class: Antique

Exceptionally fine with 95% plus of the vibrant original case colors, 70% original bright high polish blue finish, smooth brown patina on the flaked areas of the barrel and cylinder, 85% plus original silver plating on the trigger guard, 30% original silver plating on the back strap, attractive aged patinas on the silver and exposed brass, general minor scratches, three solid safety pins, three others partially flattened, distinct markings and cylinder scene, some dings above the wedge on the right, and general minor wear. The grip is excellent and has nearly all of the high polish finish and minor lower edge wear. Mechanically excellent. These Model 1861 Navy revolvers are very difficult to find in high condition, especially those made during the war!

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 12,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Cased Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Lot # 16 (Sale Order: 16 of 882)      

Cased Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver with British Proofs

This revolver was manufactured in 1850, subsequently restored in the 20th century, and is marked with "-ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW YORK CITY-" on the top of the barrel, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame, the hold up scene on the cylinder, and matching serial numbers. A "K" is marked under the serial number on the trigger guard. Small British proofmarks are on the left side of the barrel and between the nipples on the cylinder. It has the standard post and hammer notch sights. It also features a solid barrel lug not cut for a loading lever or loading slot. The squared back trigger guard identifies it as a Baby Dragoon though it could easily be mistaken for a "Wells Fargo" Model 1849 variation at a glance. This example also falls in the overlapping portion of the Model 1848 and 1849 serial number range. Only 15,000 Model 1848 were produced between 1847 and 1850 compared to around 350,000 Model 1849 Pocket revolvers produced from 1850 to 1873. The revolver comes in a later fitted relined case with a package of "5 Combustible Envelope Cartridges", reproduction powder flask, combination nipple wrench/screw driver, oiler, Colt patent bullet mold, and Eley Bros. cap tin.

Class: Antique

Very fine as professionally restored. The revolver retains 98% of the bright high polish blue finish, 85% silver plating, and 95% case colors. There is some minor edge and handling/storage type wear along with some slight patches of spotting. The grips are very fine with some spots of slight discoloration and minor handling marks. The action is excellent. The relined case is very good with minor storage wear. The accessories are very good.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 3,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Early Small Iron Trigger Guard Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver

Lot # 17 (Sale Order: 17 of 882)      

Documented and Rare Early Small Iron Trigger Guard Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver

This is a very scarce representative example of an iron grip frame. Third Variation Colt Model 1851 Navy that was manufactured in 1853. Includes a scan of a page from the chapter "Navies with Small Iron Trigger guards" that lists this revolver's serial number as the first of the known low serial number small iron trigger guard Model 1851 Navy revolvers. The survey lists only 45 of these pre-serial number 30000 small iron trigger guard variants and 650 of the later variants (40938-80160). It has a period dovetailed blade front sight, "-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-" on top of the barrel, the standard Naval Battle of Campeche cylinder scene, small "COLTS/PATENT" marking on the left side of the frame, smooth walnut grip, and all matching serial numbers aside from the grip which has no legible number ("2" marked directly above the barrel number and just behind the cylinder number).

Class: Antique

Good with traces of the period refinished blue finish, mostly smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, mild oxidation and pitting, and general mild wear. The refinished grip is very good and has some fresh oil, mild dings and scratches, edge and handling wear, and minor chips at the toe. Mechanically fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 2,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt Model 1871-1872 Open Top Single Action Revolver

Lot # 18 (Sale Order: 18 of 882)      

Colt Model 1871-1872 Open Top Single Action Revolver

Manufactured circa 1872-1873, this was one of approximately only 7,000 manufactured. The Model 1871-1872 was a direct predecessor of the hugely successful Colt Single Action Army Revolver. The top of the barrel is marked "- ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW - YORK U.S. AMERICA -". The left side of the frame is marked with the "COLT'S/PATENT" marking and the cylinder is roll engraved with the Texas naval scene and "COLTS PATENT No 724". The matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The loading gate is numbered "742". Blade front sight and the rear sight is a integral notch on the breech end of the barrel. Fitted with a one-piece varnished walnut grip.

Class: Antique

Good as refinished and modified, the once shortened barrel has been stretched back to the 7 1/2 inch length. The metal surfaces have a grayish patina with scattered minor pitting. The brass has been cleaned and is beginning to age. The grip is good with moderate wear on the lower edges, several dents on the bottom and overall a few minor dents and handling marks. The America on the barrel address has been crudely remarked. Very little of the cylinder scene is visible. The action is fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 3,250.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Cased Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

Lot # 19 (Sale Order: 19 of 882)      

Cased Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver

Only around 2,000 of these round barrel Pocket Navy revolvers with ejectors were manufactured around 1873-1875. This one was subsequently professionally engraved with Gustave Young style scroll engraving. The barrel has a pin front sight and the New York address on top. The cylinder has the stagecoach scene. The frame has the standard patent marking. The visible numbers match. "IE" has been added by the number on the trigger guard and butt. It comes with a hardwood case with "E.W.B." inscribed on a plaque on the lid, cartridge block holding five rounds of ammunition, L-shaped combination tool, and a key.

Class: Antique

Very good as embellished and refinished including some remarked or added markings. 95% plus of the silver plating remains, and the engraving and markings are crisp. The action functions; however, the timing is off, and the firing pin is altered and would not strike. The period grip is also very good and has attractive natural aged tones and grain, mild handling and edge wear, age cracks, and minor scratches and dings. The custom made case is very good and has mild overall wear.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 1,400.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt-Burgess Lever Action Rifle with Part-Octagon Barrel

Lot # 20 (Sale Order: 20 of 882)      

Very Scarce Colt-Burgess Lever Action Rifle with Special Order Part Octagon Barrel and Factory Letter

The Colt-Burgess rifles and carbines were only manufactured from July 1883 to November 1884, and production totaled just 6,403. They were very well-designed and certainly worthy contenders for the Winchester Model 1873, and in some ways was actually a better gun than any Winchester then had on the market, but they did not reach the sales levels of Winchester's already popular repeater. It has long been rumored that representatives from Colt and Winchester came to an agreement that Winchester would not release a revolver to compete against Colt if Colt backed out of the lever action market. It may also be that Colt was instead switching to the new Colt Lightning slide action rifles which came out in early 1884 and the company may have thought had more hope of displacing Winchester's dominance of the American repeating rifle market. The factory letter indicates this rifle and seven others with 25 1/2 inch barrels, blue finish, and wood stock in .44-40 as shipped to J.C. Grubb & Co. in Philadelphia, P.A., on March 12, 1884. The remarks also note the "subject rifle was furnished with a part-round/part-octagon barrel. Only 35 of the 2,556 Burgess rifles had part octagon barrels. Also includes a printed copy of a John P. Lovell's Sons advertisement for Burgess rifles offered "At Less than Cost to Manufacture." The rifle has a blade front sight, adjustable sporting rear sight, "COLT'S PT. F.A. M.F.G. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A." over the patent dates on top of the barrel, the Rampant Colt trademark on the left side of the frame, and smooth stock and forearm with steel cap and buttplate.

Class: Antique

Very good with 25% of original blue finish on the barrel and magazine tube, 30% original blue on the frame, gray and brown patina on the balance, mild scratches and marks, some slight spotting, and general mild wear concentrated in the raised areas. The stock and forearm are also fine and have hand-worn surfaces, mild scrapes and dings, some small chips at the corners of the wrist, and some bruising near the heel. Mechanically fine.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 5,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt Burgess Lever Action Carbine with Factory Letter

Lot # 21 (Sale Order: 21 of 882)      

First Year Colt Burgess Lever Action Saddle Ring Carbine with Factory Letter

The Colt Burgess rifles and carbines were only available from 1883 to around 1885, and only 6,403 were manufactured. It has long been rumored that Colt and Winchester came to an agreement that Colt exit the lever action market and Winchester would not release a revolver. There seems to be little other reason for Colt to have discontinued these fine repeating arms so quickly after they introduced them. Keep in mind that the improved Model 1886 and 1892 lever actions based on John Brownings designs had not yet been introduced by Winchester. The factory letter lists this carbine in .44-40 with a 20 inch barrel, blue finish, and wood stock when shipped to Wexell & DeGress in New York City on November 21, 1883, in a shipment of 20 guns of this type. It has a block style blade front sight, notch and folding ladder rear sight, the two-line address and patent marking ahead of the rear sight, 2016 London proofs on the right, the Rampant Colt trademark and a saddle ring on the left side of the frame, smooth stock and forearm, and a trapdoor compartment in the buttplate holding a three-piece cleaning rod.

Class: Antique

Very fine as New York retailer plated with 80% of the nickel plating remaining, some minor oxidation/pitting, mostly smooth gray patina on the balance, general minor scratches and marks, and minor overall wear. The wood is also very good and has some minor edge wear, light scratches and dings, and a slight crack at rear of the forearm on the right. Mechanically excellent.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 5,500.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Colt Russian Contract Berdan Breech-Loading Rifle

Lot # 22 (Sale Order: 22 of 882)      

Rare Factory Exhibition/Presentation Quality Colt Russian Contract Berdan Breech-Loading Rifle

Manufactured by Colt's Firearms Co. circa 1866-1870. The Colt Berdan rifle was designed by General Hiram Berdan who organized and led the famous 1st and 2nd U.S. Volunteer Sharpshooters (Berdan's Sharpshooters) during the Civil War. The Colt Berdan single-shot rifles featured a "trapdoor" breech system and were chambered for the .42 caliber (10.75x58R) bottleneck cartridge. This was the first military cartridge with an outside centerfire (Berdan) primer and bottle neck case. The rifle has a 32-1/2-inch barrel with thick point blade front sight on an iron base and adjustable folding leaf rear with elevation marked in yards. The barrel is designed to accommodate a socket bayonet and is secured by two screw-fastened bands. Sling swivels are mounted on the front barrel band and trigger guard. The barrel accepts a Springfield style socket bayonet. The rifle is fitted with a cleaning rod with short, pierced, cylindrical end. The one-piece trigger guard has a short finger spur. The rifle has a one-piece, straight grain American walnut stock. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped between the lower barrel band and the rear sight with a one-line Cyrillic legend which translates: "Colt's Firearms Factory Hartford America No." No serial number was ever applied to this rifle. The rifle has a full nickel-plated finish. The nickel-plated finish and lack of a serial number indicate that this rifle was manufactured by Colt as a display or presentation piece. Colt manufactured nearly 30,000 Berdan Breech-Loading rifles for Czarist Russia. These Russian contract Colt Berdan rifles were subject to heavy attrition and are very scarce in any condition.

Class: Antique

Excellent. The rifle is all original and retains 95% of the nickel-plated finish. Wear is limited to some flaking on the breech block hinge and some finish loss and light scratches on the buttplate heel and toe. The barrel legend is sharp. The stock is in excellent overall condition with a few scattered and insignificant handling and storage marks. This is an excellent example of a rare and historically significant Colt Russian Contract Berdan Breech-Loading rifle with special factory nickel-plated finish. One need not look any further for an extraordinary example of this seldom encountered Colt longarm variation!

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 14,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Nickel-Plated First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver

Lot # 23 (Sale Order: 23 of 882)      

Documented Nickel-Plated First Generation Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Factory Letter

Colt Single Action Army revolver with Colt factory letter. The Colt letter describes the revolver as: "Caliber: .45/c", Barrel Length: 4 3/4 inches, and "Finish: Nickel". The type of stocks are not listed. The letter states that the revolver was shipped to J.F. Schmelzer & Sons in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 20, 1900. J.F. Schmelzer & Sons was a major western firearms dealer in Kansas City and Leavenworth, Kansas, who received 1,116 Colt Single Action Army revolvers from Colt between 1885 and 1895. The revolver has a full nickel-plated finish with niter-blue screws and casehardened cylinder pin. The two-piece black hard rubber grips are checkered and have the Rampant Colt trademark embossed in an oval at the top of the grip. The top of the barrel is roll-stamped with the two-line legend: "COLT'S PT. F.A. MFG. Co./HARTFORD CT.U.S.A." The left side is roll-stamped with the caliber designation: "45 COLT." "45" is stamped on the underside of the barrel just ahead of the frame. The left side of the frame is roll-stamped with the Colt "Three-Date/Two-Line'' patent markings followed by the encircled Rampant Colt trademark. The assembly number "166" is stamped on the inside of the loading gate. The serial umber, "192842", is stamped on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The partial serial number "2842" is written faintly in pencil on the inside of both grips. All of the visible serial numbers match.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Extremely fine. The revolver is all original and retains at least 80% of the original factory nickel-plated finish. The finish shows moderate handling wear on contact points of the trigger guard, grip strap, back strap and loading gate. There is some scattered flaking on the ejector housing, barrel, right side of the frame and edges of the cylinder flutes. The screw heads retain nearly all of the fire blue finish. The hard rubber grips are in very fine condition with minimal handling wear. The action is tight and functions perfectly. This is an attractive, completely original example of a Western, turn-of-the century Colt Single Action Army revolver in the very desirable 45 Long Colt caliber.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 5,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Union Metallic Cartridge Company .45 Colt Cartridge Box

Lot # 24 (Sale Order: 24 of 882)      

Rare Union Metallic Cartridge Company Colt Single Action Army Cartridge Picture Box

The upper label has a likeness of a Colt Single Action Army and notes that the cartridges are for "COLT'S NEW BREECH LOADING/ARMY REVOLVER/ADOPTED by the UNITED STATES ARMY for the CAVALRY SERVICE" as well as noting they were manufactured by the Union Metallic Cartridge Company "Under Hobb's Patents, Sept. 14, 1869, and April, 1884." The box itself is a blue and purple tartan style pattern. The side labels are red-orange, and the rear label notes that the cartridges are "expressly adapted to the .45 calibre/Colt's New Breech-Loading Army Revolver." The box has a piece of old newspaper within and no cartridges.

Class: Other

Fine as unsealed, empty with moderate age and storage related wear including some splitting at the corners, torn side labels, and edge wear. This would be the best cartridge box for displaying along side an extraordinary Blackpowder Colt Single Action Army. The ultimate accessory item!

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 2,250.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met

Pre-World War II Colt Single Action Revolver

Lot # 25 (Sale Order: 25 of 882)      

Pre-World War II Colt Single Action Revolver with Documented Factory Checkered Walnut Grips and Factory Letter

Manufactured in 1921. This revolver is accompanied by a Colt factory letter that describes it as "Caliber: .45/c, Barrel length: 5 1/2", Finish: Blue", and "Type of Stocks: Checkered Wood". It was part of a three gun shipment to the A. Baldwin Company in New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 14, 1922. The revolver has a checkered back strap that appears to be Colt factory work and could be explained by the repair or refinishing mark ("&") visible on right forward trigger guard. The barrel has the one-line Hartford address on top and "45 COLT" on the left side. The left side of the frame has the two-line patent marking followed by the Rampant Colt trademark. The left front trigger guard bow is stamped with a "3" assembler's mark over the Colt "Triangle/VP" proofmark. The full serial number is on the frame and on the left side of the trigger guard and back strap beneath the grip. The full serial number is also written in pencil on the inside of both grips. The partial serial number "61" is on the rear face of the cylinder. The assembly number "675" is on the loading gate and on the right rear of the frame beneath the grip. "Schindler" is neatly carved on the inside of the right grip.

Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Fine. The revolver retains 60% original blue and color casehardened finish. The barrel has some edge wear on the muzzle and several very minor dents along the bottom. The finish is thin on the ejector housing high points. The cylinder retains 85% blue finish with edge wear along the flutes and some thinning between the stops. The blue on the bottom of the trigger guard and grip is thin and fading to a plum-colored patina. The right side of the hammer has several minor age spots, but the balance of the hammer is bright, and nearly all of the blue remains on the hammer top. The trigger retains 90% fire blue finish. The grips are very good with light to moderate handling wear. The checkering is slightly worn, and the edges of the butt have a few dents and scratches. The grips retains 40% original varnish finish. There is a slight ring or deformation in the rifling, approximately 2 inches from the muzzle. This is a desirable example of a pre-war Colt Single Action Army revolver with very scarce and desirable checkered walnut grips listed in the factory letter and numbered to the revolver.

Bid Not Accepted!

Bid Accepted!

You've been outbid!

Opening Bid: USD 4,000.00

You've been outbid  by YOU!

Placing your bid. please wait...

Reserve Not Met
Search Catalog :
Sort By :
Go to Lot :
Go to Page :
Per Page :
Pg : 1 of 36