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1847 COLT WALKER

Saturday, December 31, 2011  |  12:00 PM Eastern
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What we believe to be an 1847 Colt Walker being sold in "As Found" "As Is" Condition"!! We encourage you to examine this firearm! It will be offered w/No Reserve! No Guarantee or Warranties!
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Currency Type: USD
Shipping Instructions: The auction company through the United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service can arrange packing and shipping. Packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer and may be quoted before shipping. ALL ITEMS (except coins) will be shipped by a professional packer and may result in higher shipping costs. All items will be insured for the purchase price. Our first priority is to deliver your new purchase in excellent condition. High bidder to pay for all shipping and handling charges. WE ARE NOT IN THE SHIPPING BUSINESS!! WE USE OUR LOCAL UPS STORE FOR PACKING AND SHIPPING! THEY SET THE SHIPPING RATES!!!
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Location: 366 DOVER ROAD, STATESVILLE, NC
Driving Directions: I-77 TO EXIT #45 (TROUTMAN/BARIUM SPRINGS EXIT) DOVER ROAD TURNS OFF OF THE NORTHBOUND ENTRANCE RAMP. FOLLOW AUCTION SIGNS.
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Perry Auction Co. Inc. Terms: BIDDER'S ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO EXAMINE THIS ITEM IN PERSON OR BY AGENT BEFORE BIDDING! THIS GUN IS BEING SOLD "AS IS" WITH NO RESERVE OR GAURANTEE OR REFUND OF ANY KIND! PLEASE CONTACT AUCTION COMPANY WITH ANY QUESTIONS PRIOR TO BIDDING!! ALL SALES FINAL! We accept Cash, Check, Master Card, Discover and Visa, 10% buyers premium on site, 18% buyers premium for internet bidders. Absentee Bidding Available. Information is subject to change. All lots are sold “as is, where is”, with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. Due diligence is the responsibility of the bidder/buyer. All sales are final. Purchases may be removed upon receipt of payment in full. Buyers assume complete responsibility for care of each purchase at time of sale. We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone. All statements made prior to the sale of any item take precedence over written material and any prior verbal statements. Not responsible for accidents, thefts, errors or omissions. Items may be added or deleted. No Questions Will Be Answered After 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time The Day Before Scheduled Auction. Buyer’s must have a current NC pistol permit or concealed carry permit to purchase handguns. Out of NC state buyers, Guns Must be shipped to a FFL holder/gun dealer. Straw purchasing is illegal and will not be tolerated. Firearms may be picked up one week after the auction in Mooresville, NC 28115. No firearm will be shipped or picked up until money has been deposited into our bank account. Condition of firearms is our opinion. Shipping figures will be figured at end of auction. High bidder to pay for all shipping and handling charges. Want to bid LIVE ON-LINE DURING THE AUCTION go to www.www.proxibid.com to register! Please register 24 hours in advance!!! NOTICE: PRE-BIDDING or ABSENTEE BIDDING ENDS AT 10 AM (Eastern) A BUSINESS DAY BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF AN AUCTION!! ABSENTEE AND INTERNET BIDDING TERMS & CONDITIONS 1.) Perry Auction Co. Inc. has put forth every effort in preparing the catalog for this auction to provide accurate descriptions of all items. All property is sold "as-is" and it is the bidder's responsibility to determine the exact condition of each item. Printed statements or descriptions by staff are provided in good faith and are matters of opinion. Absolutely NO refunds. Ask your questions before bidding!! 2.) All accounts must be settled at the conclusion of the auction. Your credit card will be charged for your purchases. We accept Visa, Discover & MasterCard. NOTHING will be charged to your card until a purchase is made. There is an 18% internet bidding fee added to your total purchase. A $20.00 dollar fee will be added to each Buyer for firearms purchased for FFL License processing fee. ** A $20.00 Surcharge will be charged for each time a credit card is declined. 3.) The auction company through the United States Postal Service or United Parcel Service can arrange packing and shipping. Packing and shipping costs are the responsibility of the buyer and may be quoted before shipping. ALL purchases will be shipped by a professional packer and may result in higher shipping costs. All items will be insured for the purchase price. Our first priority is to deliver your new purchase in excellent condition. WE ARE NOT IN THE SHIPPING BUSINESS! WE USE THE LOCAL UPS STORE FOR ALL PACKING AND SHIPPING!! 4.) If you win an item in the auction you will be notified by email. 5.) In order to better serve our customers, all bidders must provide their name, address, daytime phone number, and email address at which they can be contacted. This is to insure good communication between Perry Auction Co. Inc., and the bidder throughout any transactions. 6.) North Carolina residents are subject to 6.75% sales tax unless tax id on file.
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1847 Colt Walker is being sold in "As Found" "As Is" Condition"!

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Up for Auction is what we believe to be an 1847 Colt Walker. This Revolver is being sold in "As Found" "As Is" Condition"!! We encourage you to examine this firearm as i...moret will be available for preview from November 15, 2011 thru December 31, 2011. The revolver will be offered at Public Auction with No Reserve. There will Be No Guarantee's or Warranties with This Colt. We have tried to get the gun verified but the Colt plant was burned during the Civil War and Colt Firearms no longer has records of any guns produced before 1864. Colt Walker Revolvers were manufactured in 1847. They had a total production of 1100. The first 1000 Revolvers were issued to the Military with the remaining 100 offered to the public. The Revolver is a 6 shot .44 caliber revolver. It is the heaviest revolver Colt ever made. The weight of the gun is approx. 4 pounds 9 oz. The Walker has a part octagon barrel and has an engraved scene on the cylinder. It was issued with one piece walnut grips. The Serial # is 1089. The serial number is on the gun in five different locations. It is on the cylinder, twice on the frame, trigger guard, butt plate. All five serial numbers are stamped in. The Revolver is signed "ADDRESS SAM L COLT-NEW YORK CITY" on the frame. On the right side of the frame it is signed "US 1847". The cylinder shows even wear through the outside of the cylinder. It still shows a faint fight scene with Indians. The screws appear to be offset. It has a brass trigger guard. It also has a brass sight on the end of the barrel. The barrel appears to be fairly clean inside. The Revolver has minor pitting and is by NO means in perfect condition. The grips are walnut and do show some wear. The revolver is marked “Property of MGM” inside on the grip frame. The gun has been x-rayed and found to be free and clear of any welding or defects. The Colt will be sold with a letter from its previous owner where the gun was purchased. The Letter Reads: January 18, 1983 Dear Donny, This Letter is in regard to the Colt Walker, in which you've shown some interest. The Walker is in the serial number range known to have been sold to civilians. #1089. It is U.S. marked. We purchased this gun about two (2) years ago from a gentleman named Emery Stluka, formerly of Arlington Heights, Illinois. He in turn said that he purchased the Walker from his brother. His brother purchased the gun at the MGM Auction in Culver City, California in May 1970. My wife called MGM Studios January 17th, and was told that the Studio kept no records from that Sale. Their most recent records go back only (4) years from the present time. This Colt was one of approximately 1000 Antique Weapons which were included in that sale, which consisted of handguns, rifles, swords, daggers, shields and spears. The Auction was conducted by David Weisz Company, International Auctioneers. They provided a Catalogue for the sum of $10.00 which listed many categories of Collectable items to be included in the sale. We do not have one of the catalogues. My Wife also called the David Weisz Co. and was told that with-out the Lot# number the Colt was listed under, there is no way of tracing any information before or after the Auction. Was also told that many of the firearms were not listed by Serial Number, but by "Description" in the catalogue. This Walker has been marked inside on the grip - frame, Property of MGM. This was common practice on all items owned by the Studio. In allowance of this guns more recent history, it would have a separate value of being a Collector’s Item to a Movie Buff. I've mentioned to you before the amount of an offer that I've turned down on the Walker, so there is really no need to elaborate further. If it still holds some interest for you, I'm sure you'd let me know. Best regards and hope to see you again, soon. Larry Slane 711 N.W. 1st St. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. 33311 THIS GUN WILL BE SOLD TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER with NO RESERVE!! “AS IS” with NO GUARANTEE or WARRANTY or REFUND of ANY KIND!! Please ask any questions you feel are necessary before bidding!

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