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Important Gustave Young engraved 1851 Colt Navy, serial #37716, presented by Samuel Colt to Col.…
 
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Important Gustave Young engraved 1851 Colt Navy, serial #37716, presented by Samuel Colt to Col. J. W. Ripley, superintendent of Springfield Armory at time of presentation. This very deluxe engraved 1851 was in close proximity to two other deluxeengraved examples of the 1851 Navy; one presented to the Connecticut Historical Society serial #37697, and #37698 was presented to General Robert E. Lee. Reference The Colt Engraving Book, Vol. 1, page 118 where it is illustrated in full color, and Colt Engraving, where it is also pictured. Also shown in Samuel Colt Presents and many other publications on Colt presentation firearms. The revolver shows the original inscription, “Col. J. W. Ripley, from the inventor.” The pistol issuperbly engraved by the hand of the master himself with extra deluxe and finely cut flowing scrolls, animal heads, Colt’s Patent hand cut in banner on left side of frame, and generally very deluxe and profuse best-quality Young engraving.The barrel of the pistol shows slight polishing in the areas of the number and advanced collector’s feel that it was refinished by Colt or the Springfield Armory in the 19th century. At the time the barrel was refinished the gun was in
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FINE-all original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore. VERY GOOD-all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms. GOOD-some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order. FAIR-some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order. POOR-major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative; generally undesirable as a collectors firearm.
This item is part of Major Collectors Firearms Auction
 Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | 11:00 AM  Pacific
 


Important Gustave Young engraved 1851 Colt Navy, serial #37716, presented by Samuel Colt to Col.…
Lot number: 249
Seller: Little John's Auction Service
Event: Major Collectors Firearms Auction
Ends: Wednesday, May 25 | 11:00 AM  Pacific

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