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C1841 COLT 1862 POCKET NAVY CARTRIDGE CONVERSION REVOLVER

Item # C1841

C1841  COLT 1862 POCKET NAVY CARTRIDGE CONVERSION REVOLVER Cal 38RF. 4-1/2" bbl. All matching numbers except no number on wedge. VG grips with just minor wear. Bbl has about 30-40% orig blue. Very good traces of case colors on the frame. Most orig cylinder scene remains. Nice crisp action.

Antique  $ 2,100.

C1822 RARE ENGRAVED COLT POCKET NAVY

Item # C1822

C1822  RARE ENGRAVED COLT POCKET NAVY This is the model 1862 Pocket Navy which is 5-shot in 36 cal. This gun is very unusual in a couple of respects. One being that engraved guns were not very common during the Civil War. Second that this gun has a Colt Letter. A lot of the letters for the Colt percussion guns were destroyed in a fire. The Letter states "Not listed" under both the finish and type of stock. This was a special Colt that got the Ivory grips and engraving. The standard marking of the IE under the serial number denotes Ivory and engraved. There is a typo on the letter showing the bbl at 6-1/2". This is the standard 5-1/2" bbl with no indication of it being cut. The factory sanctioned engraving is pretty much full coverage with floral scrolls. The actual engraver is unknown. Possibly Gustuv Young but cannot confirm that. Regardless, top notch artist factory engraving. The gun color is an aged grey on most metal parts. A faint cylinder scene remains. Originally this gun would have been silver plated with gold highlights. Most of the silver is gone. The gold plating is still visible on the ram rod on the left side. Ivory grips have a patriotic flag scene on the left grip. All numbers matching including the wedge. Historic beautiful Colt!

Antique  $ 6,250.

C1894 VERY EARLY COLT 1851 NAVY

Item # C1894

C1894  VERY EARLY COLT 1851 NAVY Serial number 219 which is the early square back small trigger guard version of the Navy. This gun was cleaned years ago and is starting to tone back. Heavily pitted on the bbl especially on the right side. Light to moderate pitting throughout. Surprisingly there is still some of the cylinder scene remaining. Appears to be the orig wooden grips in good cond with some wear. Has had a coat of finish put on years ago. Replacement screw here and there. British proof marks on the cylinder. If you are into the old guns with early serial numbers this one would certainly fit the bill.

Antique  $ 4,100.

C1892 FIRST MODEL COLT NAVY

Item # C1892

C1892  FIRST MODEL COLT NAVY Serial number 792. A very early Colt 1851 1st model square back Navy. Good eye appeal. Numbers matching. Faint cylinder scene remaining. Mostly a blue/brown color with the cylinder being mostly brown. The frame does have some color that I think was added many years ago. The grips are in good shape on the top but down by the butt there is quite a bit of wear. I don't know if the guy used it to knock people in the head or pound nails but the missing chips give the gun some character. This gun has been around for a long time. A good collectible Colt!

Antique  $ 5,750.

C1901 UNIQUE COLT POCKET NAVY

Item # C1901

C1901  UNIQUE  COLT POCKET NAVY This has been converted to 38 RF cartridge. That is unique in itself but it also has been cut down into a carry gun. The bbl is just a hair over 2" and definitely would have worked well for a hide-out gun! Pretty good cond overall. Nice cylinder scene. Most nickel is present. Some wear and a few rub marks. Grips are also VG. Good action. Some of these cut down Colts look goofy but this one has a real cool appearance to it.

Antique  $ 1,675.

C1902 COLT 1860 CONVERSION REVOLVER

Item # C1902

C1902  COLT 1860 CONVERSION REVOLVER This is a Richard's conversion in cal 44 Colt CF. Metal is grey/silver color, smooth and has been cleaned. Frame markings are still visible. Some pitting to the frame and loading gate on the right hand side. Also light pitting on the left side of the frame. Replacement grips. Action does work. But indexing is off slightly. Early serial number at just over 4k. A decent old gun for not a lot of money.

Antique  $ 1,095.

C1893 RARE COLT 1860 FLUTED CYLINDER ARMY

Item # C1893

C1893  RARE COLT 1860 FLUTED CYLINDER ARMY Serial number just over the 6k serial range. This has the correct relief and cuts for a shoulder stock. Good eye appeal gun. The bbl has a deep dark brown patina. The cylinder is a medium aged brown. Frame is typical of aged case coloring and turned a grey/brown patina. All markings are visible. Grips are in VG cond with the normal scratches and dings. One very small chip out on the bottom right. Matching numbers. Good bore. Workable action. A good collectable Colt.

Antique  $ 4,775.

C1905 COLT DRAGOON REVOLVER

Item # C1905

C1905  COLT DRAGOON REVOLVER Third model Colt Dragoon in the 13k serial range. A decent looking Dragoon with a nice aged patina. Cylinder still has a very faint scene. Generally they are gone . Cylinder number does not match other numbers. This has the standard Sam Colt New York address. All markings are good. Cylinder indexes. Action works good. Grips are worn but overall good cond with no cracks or losses. A faint cartouche is visible. Another interesting addition to this Colt is a letter from the family that had this. The letter goes back several generations and also includes a picture of this fellow proudly being photographed with his Dragoon. An old holster accompanies the gun. Colt Dragoons are a great collectable percussion revolver.

Antique  $ 5,750.

C1881 US MARKED COLT THIRD MODEL PERCUSSION DRAGOON

Item # C1881 -25-673

C1881  US MARKED COLT THIRD MODEL PERCUSSION DRAGOON Typical 7-1/2" bbl. VG bbl markings. Stamped with the small US and Colt Patent on the side of the frame. Orig grips show minor use and still in good cond. Correct large oval brass trigger guard and brass backstrap. Gun shows well with a considerable amount of cylinder scene remaining. Metal is a medium brown with blue having gone dark. All matching numbers including wedge. Good specimen of a hard to find Colt Percussion Dragoon.

Antique  $ 6,250.

C1819 VERY SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON

Item # C1819 -25-665

C1819  VERY SCARCE MARTIALLY MARKED COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON Cal 44. 7-1/2" bbl. Very good bbl markings. Overall gun is in VG cond with all matching numbers except wedge which is a few digits off but appears to have been with it for its entire life. Mechanics are sound. Cylinder retains about 25% orig scene. Overall metal is a dark aged patina with some scattered pitting on the front half of the bbl. Wood shows some wear but still looks good. Brass backstrap and trigger guard are the square style. Still retains about 25% orig silver. Better than most 1st models. Very clean and a decent specimen.

Antique  $ 11,500.

C1891 COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON

Item # C1891

C1891  COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON This a US Martially Marked Colt Dragoon. Serial number is just over 5k. All markings are visible. Bbl address has had an old frontier dovetail sight put on and it does go through the first word. Gun has been cleaned and is a grey color. Brass has also been cleaned but is nice cond. Grips are very good. They are a little shy like most of these old guns. No large chunks or pieces missing. Mechanics are good. Matching number on gun. No number on wedge. If you had a Dragoon in the old days you had some power!

Antique  $ 6,100.

C1890 US MARKED COLT DRAGOON

Item # C1890

C1890  US MARKED COLT DRAGOON This is a third model Dragoon in 11k serial range. Matching numbers gun. This has the Colt New York City address which is very readable. As is the Colt patent and the US marking on the frame. Nice smooth metal throughout. A faint cylinder scene remains. Grips are VG with typical wear near the butt. Surprisingly this gun has a VG bore and the action works fine. A very decent Dragoon.

Antique  $ 5,750 sale pending.

C1907 COLT US ARMY 1917

Item # C1907

C1907  COLT US ARMY 1917 These are large framed Colts that were made for the US Army and is marked "US Army Model 1917". These were chambered in 45 ACP and used the half-moon clips in the cylinder. Bbl marking is " Colt DA 45". This is a high condition gun with nearly all finish remaining. Nice bbl markings. Very good stocks. The Rampant Colt is visible. Eagles head proof is also visible. Bore is VG to VG+ cond. The stocks are also near excellent. A nice Colt Army gun.

Modern  $ 1,550 sale pending.

C1900 COLT HOUSE MODEL REVOLVER

Item # C1900

C1900  COLT HOUSE MODEL REVOLVER These are also know as the "cloverleaf" by their unique shape. 4-shot revolver 41 cal RF. A very nice cond Colt with the majority of blue remaining on both the bbl and cylinder. Light wear to the high points. Hammer also exhibits some orig fire blue which is still quite vivid. Nice aged brass frame. VG grips. These are a unique good collectable gun.

Antique  $ 2,750.

C1899 COLT CLOVERLEAF REVOLVER

Item # C1899

C1899  COLT CLOVERLEAF REVOLVER Colt's official name for this revolver is the Colt House model revolver, It is very distinctive in appearance with the 4-shot cylinder which looks like a cloverleaf. Cal 41 RF. 3" bbl with most blue remaining. Just some light wear in a couple of spots. The cylinder is blued with light wear to the high points. Because the cylinders stick out they do get a little wear. Frame is nickel that is wearing through to the brass some. Overall the nickel looks very nice on this gun. Rosewood grips are nice fitting and very good condition. This is a really nice little Cloverleaf!

Antique  $ 2,775.

C1895 COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER

Item # C1895

C1895  COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER A very high condition New Line 22 revolver. Nearly all orig nickel remains. Nice markings. These are a 22 cal with 7-shot cylinder. Nice fire blue parts. Rosewood grips are also near perfect. These were made in the mid 1870's. Beautiful condition Colt! Comes in a black box.

Antique  $ 1,495.

C1908 COLT 3-1/2” ROUND BARREL

Item # C1908

C1908  COLT 3-1/2” ROUND BARREL This series of cartridge revolvers that is simply called the Colt 3-1/2". These cartridge revolvers were made by Colt and are not a conversion. Cal 36 RF. These were made from 1873 to approximately 1880. Serial number is just under 4000. Nice cond Colt with the cylinder scene all present. You don't see that on too many of these old Colts. The scene depicts the Stage Coach Hold-Up. Nice smooth metal. Color is mostly a grey with some blue in protected areas. Some wear on the wood grips but in generally overall good cond. Also included is an early leather holster.

Antique  $ 1,575.

C1912 RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY COLT

Item # C1912

C1912  RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY COLT There are very unique markings on this Colt "Police Positive". Markings on the backstrap are " RY. EX. AGY." Also on the holster "R. E. A. EXPRESS". This is a 4" bbl Police Positive 38 S&W. Very good cond overall with some light holster wear. Mechanics and bore are all VG. As stated there is a black dyed holster that is still in very good usable condition. Some of the orig dye from the holster has worn off and gives it that nice aged appearance. Markings on the holster are excellent. Also it comes with an old leather satchel pouch, an R.E.A. remittance envelope and some shipping tags.There is an interesting story about the Railway Express Agency. It was set up by the US Government in 1917. The Government wanted safe shipping specifically for WWI. The Railway Express Agency continued on for years and finally ceased operation in 1975. The Hay days would have been through WWI and WWII where they were very active. During the 50's and 60's other transportation became available. The R.E.A. served much like our UPS today delivering shipments. This outfit would have been protection for those shipments.

Modern  $ 4,375.

C1904 EXTREMELY RARE COLT 1860 WITH LONDON ADDRESS

Item # C1904

C1904 EXTREMELY RARE COLT 1860 WITH LONDON ADDRESS There were quite a few 1860 Army's produced but only a handful that have the London address. It reads "-Address Col. Colt London-". All matching number gun at 168k serial range. A good solid old Colt with some of the cylinder scene still visible. A few spots of light pitting on the bbl but overall the metal is VG. This gun was carried quite a bit evident by the wear pattern on the muzzle. Grips have an attractive well used look. Action is nice and the bore is VG. There is several research papers on London Colts that accompany this gun that make for some interesting reading. A rare desirable Colt.

Antique  $ 8,500.

C1831 COLT 1861 NAVY CONVERSION

Item # C1831 -25-674

C1831  COLT 1861 NAVY CONVERSION Features 7-1/2" bbl . Naval markings at the breech. Has been converted to 38CF. All matching numbers except for the backstrap. Mechanics are crisp and tight with good lock up. Finish is 50% orig blue and 75% case colors. Excellent cylinder scene. Scarce gun in very nice cond.

Antique  $ 6,250.

C1832 COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER

Item # C1832 -25-671

C1832  COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER Orig 5" bbl. This model was made without a loading lever. Very scarce gun. Features all matching numbers. About 50% of cylinder scene still visible. Grips show a fair amount of wear with correct square back brass trigger guard. There is a small chip out of the brass on the trigger guard near the screw. Metal is medium plum/brown patina with sharp corners and excellent markings. Good clean little gun.

Antique  $ 4,995.

C1840 COLT 1860 RICHARDS CONVERSION

Item # C1840 -25-666

C1840  COLT 1860 RICHARDS CONVERSION Cal 44CF. 8" bbl with ejector rod housing. All matching numbers in the 1900 serial range. Orig grips have a small chip at the heel that is barely noticeable. Still a considerable amount of orig lacquer. Overall metal is very nice with about 40% blue and case colors. Fine bore and crisp action. Nice clean little gun.

Antique  $ 7,500.

C1837 COLT 2ND MODEL DERINGER

Item # C1837-25-661

C1837  COLT 2ND MODEL DERINGER 41 RF. Good markings on the bbl and the frame engraving is very nice. Also good case colors on the hammer. Overall metal cond is VG. This gun also has a VG+ bore which is rarely seen on these deringers. Hammer works good. Has bird head grips in near excellent cond. A very nice little Colt deringer.

Antique  $ 1,295.

C1820 VERY RARE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # C1820 -25-678

C1820  VERY RARE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER Cal 31. Orig 3" oct bbl. Made without an ejector rod housing. All matching numbers including the wedge. VG grips showing minor use. Considerable amount of orig varnish. Cylinder has about 50% scene still intact. Early square back trigger guard and backstrap retain about 80% orig silver. Clean sharp gun with a considerable amount of finish in the protected areas. Balance has turned blue/plum color. Crisp action. Scarce gun!

Antique  $ 5,975.

C1821 VERY SCARCE CASED COLT LONDON 1849 POCKET

Item # C1821 -25-679

C1821  VERY SCARCE CASED COLT LONDON 1849 POCKET 6" bbl. 7800 serial range with all matching numbers including wedge. Mechanics are excellent. Grips show nice cond with most orig varnish intact. Bbl and cylinder have about 60% orig bright blue. 75% case colors on the frame. Features the large style steel trigger guard. Good cylinder scene remaining. Case is in fine cond and very rare for a 6" London Colt to be cased. Has correct accoutrements. Bullet mold has most blue on it. Ely cap box. Includes key, screw driver and Dixon marked powder flask. The purple lined lid has about 1/3 of the loading instructions remaining. Nice case with the exception of a replacement brass insert on the top. Nice orig gun.

Antique  $ 6,575.

XW4X COLT MODEL 1862 CONVERSION

Item # XW4X

XW4X  COLT MODEL 1862 CONVERSION Cal 38 RF. Orig " oct bbl. Has very good markings. Retains most all cylinder scene. Complete with all matching numbers in the 20k serial range. Bbl retains 30-40% orig blue with some freckling from bad storage. Starting to turn plum. VG traces of case colors on the frame. Orig grips show some use but still retain 75% of orig varnish. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. Clean little gun that is hard to find in a blued finish. Most of these were nickel.

Antique  $ 2150.

C1846 COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY IN 36 CALIBER

Item # C1846 -25-675

C1846  COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY IN 36 CALIBER Gun is in fine cond with 75% orig bbl blue. Receiver has about 25% case color. Grips have most orig lacquer remaining. All matching number. Excellent cylinder scene. Mechanics are crisp and tight. A very nice little gun complete with of the period black leather holster.

Antique  $ 5,875.

C1842 COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # C1842 -25-676

C1842  COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER 36 cal. Overall gun is in very nice cond with about 75% silver remaining on the trigger guard and backstrap. Most orig lacquer remaining on the grips. Bbl and cylinder have about 50% blue toning to a plum color. Good traces of case color on the receiver. Mechanics are VG+. All matching numbers including wedge.

Antique  $ 1,995.

C1885 COLT PRE-WOODSMAN

Item # C1885

C1885  COLT PRE-WOODSMAN This is a nice cond Colt semi-auto 22 in 29k serial range. It has the early features such as the thin bbl. Overall cond is very nice with 90-95% blue remaining. Orig wooden grips are in VG cond. Also does have the orig Colt magazine. Nice gun inside and out!

Modern  $ 1,295.

C1769 CUSTOM SHOP FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT BABY DRAGOON

Item # C1769-23-529

C1769  CUSTOM SHOP FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT BABY DRAGOON A Colt Letter accompanies this gun as Factory engraved. Date of shipment was September 2, 1983. The letter is very specific on the features. New in wooden presentation box with all the accoutrements. Beautiful case colored frame. Deep Colt bluing. Silver plated back strap and trigger guard. Beautifully done piece! .

Antique  $ 2,775.

C1451 COLT 7 SHOT 22 CALIBER OPEN TOP REVOLVER

Item # C1451 -24-540

C1451 COLT 7 SHOT 22 CALIBER OPEN TOP REVOLVER This gun is elaborately engraved with an interesting pattern. Retains about 75% of the original nickel. The engraving is cut through to the brass frame. Gives it some nice highlights. Original walnut grips retain about 90% varnish. Receiver and bbl retain 75-80 perent original nickel. Nice crisp sharp gun with a slight minor problem with the cylinder rotation. Needs a little adjustment.

Antique  $ 1375.

M3-254 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1903 WITH LEATHER CASING .32 CALIBER SEMI-AUTO

Item # M3-254-24-531

M3-254  FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1903 WITH LEATHER CASING .32 CALIBER SEMI-AUTO 85% lustrous blue remains, excellent pearl grips, excellent bore, scroll engraving is crisp and sharp. Only approximately 600 1903's were engraved. The trunk style agents casing is in fine condition with some tattered spots to the red cloth lining. The Buenos Aires agents label on inside cover is excellent. Case includes an empty UMC 25 Cartridge box.

Modern  $ 4,750 .

C343 CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER

Item # C343-24-570

C343  CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER 5 barrel, excellent overall with 75-80% shiny barrel blue, traces blue on cylinder, all of cylinder scene visible, considerable vivid case colors on lever, frame and hammer, excellent traces of silver on triggerguard and backstrap, 90% original lacquer remains on excellent walnut grips. Cased in an old case stamped 'Anderson & Son, etc.'; green velvet lined with the cleaning rod, mold, bay flask, oil bottle and cap tin intact. Great lookin' outfit!

Antique  $ 7,500.

M3-52 MINIATURE REPLICA 1851 COLT NAVY

Item # M3-52-24-549

M3-52 MINIATURE REPLICA 1851 COLT NAVY Very accurate scale replica. Made by Uberti.

Antique  $ 500.

C161 COLT OPEN TOP REVOLVER IN .22 CALIBER

Item # C161-24-532

C161  COLT OPEN TOP REVOLVER IN .22 CALIBER 2-3/8 barrel-traces of nickel remaining, 50% nickel on cylinder, 95% nickel on frame, VG grips, crisp action.

Antique  $ 695.

C1450 BEAUTIFUL HIGH CONDITION DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED LONDON NAVY

Item # C1450 -24-550

C1450  BEAUTIFUL HIGH CONDITION DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED LONDON NAVY This gun features a very elaborate deluxe relief style engraving on the frame, back part of the bbl lug, muzzle, trigger guard and the bottom of the grip. The Colt patent markings on the side of the frame are done in a flowing banner style. The back shields of the frame have floral motif. Quite striking! Gun also features the typical 1 marking on the bottom of the frame and on the bottom of the grip strap indicating it is a specially produced gun intended for engraving. 42,XXX serial range with all matching numbers. Retains virtually all of the cylinder scene. Dlx grips are quite stunning with virtually all the high gloss piano finish lacquer remaining. There were a number of London model 1851 Navy revolvers in the 42000 serial range that were unsold at the time that the Civil War was developing in this country about 1860-1861. I believe this gun was returned to the US. The reason is because it appears to have some Civil War markings on the bottom of the grip such as "Company D 1862" and on the right heel is scratched " J K 22 MI". Beautifully cased in an English style case featuring the original cleaning rod, nipple tool, loading tool, Colt Navy flask by James Dickson as well as a percussion cap box. The case is lined with red velour and in near excellent condition. Showing only a minimal amount of handling. Gun retains a considerable amount of high gloss polished blue finish on the bbl as well as on the cylinder. The trigger guard is of iron which all the London Navy were made of and retains a considerable amount of silver plate. Traces of case colors on the frame and the engraving is fantastic. One of the fanciest Colts I think I have seen. Excellent plus inside and out. Hard to beat.

Antique  $ 29,500.

C1722 COLT NEW LINE 32 CALIBER FIRST MODEL

Item # C1722 -24-537

C1722 COLT NEW LINE 32 CALIBER FIRST MODEL Scarce case colored frame. Overall gun is in superb condition with 95% bright case colors. Orig wood grips contain a considerable amount of varnish. Some line marks. I don't know if they are achievement marks or score keeper marks??? Nice clean sharp little gun. Very attractive mechanically excellent revolver.

Antique  $ 1,895.

C1760 COLT RICHARD CONVERSION

Item # C1760 -24-548

C1760  COLT RICHARD CONVERSION From an 1860 Army to a 44 rimfire revolver. All matching numbers. 2200 serial range. Very nice grips. They appear to have a light coat of varnish on them but still very little use. Overall gun has about 90%+ bright nickel remaining. Excellent markings. Nice Naval scene on the cylinder still visible. Excellent mechanics. Nice clean sharp little gun that is fairly rare. Only 9,000 of these were ever produced.

Antique  $ 6,500.

C1787 COLT NEW LINE POCKET REVOLVER

Item # C1787-23-550

C1787  COLT NEW LINE POCKET REVOLVER This is a spur trigger type . Etched panel on the bbl says "Colt New 32". This old revolver escaped the ravages of time and is in near perfect cond. The nickel plated finish is 95%+ cond. Hard rubber grips are excellent. Hammer and screws still have the brilliant Colt fire-blue finish. If you want to own a Colt but can't afford the high dollar ones, this would be an excellent starter for a collection. Would fit in to an advanced collection also. This gun is that nice! Action needs adjustment. .

Antique  $ 895.

C1749 EXTREMELY RARE CASED DELUXE 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER

Item # C1749-23-527

C1749  EXTREMELY RARE CASED DELUXE 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER 38 cal rim fire. Extraordinary gun! This gun was in one of the best collections in the country. Previously owned by John B. Solley III. Comes complete with the description stating it had been in the hands of noted arms dealer Marcus Chernoff. It has a letter of Authenticity by R.L. Wilson stating there is only 2 or 3 of these engraved 62 pocket Navys that are known. This one is probably one of the best. This gun features the deluxe vine style engraving that is rarely encountered on any of Colts firearms. Gun is in extraordinary condition with 90% bright bbl blue. 90% bright case colors. Back strap and trigger guard retain 95-98% orig nickel finish having started to turn a nice patina. Rosewood grips in excellent condition with most orig lacquer finish remaining. This gun comes complete with a deluxe French style case of Rosewood in excellent cond with only 1 minor crack at the top of the case. Shows a minimum amount of wear from the gun. Most of the blue velveteen lining is clean and bright. Extraordinary gun inside and out. 43k serial range. Would be hard to improve upon this orig gun.

Antique  $ 27,500.

C1772 ENGRAVED 1851 NAVY COLT

Item # C1772-23-517

C1772  ENGRAVED 1851 NAVY COLT This is part of the series that Colt did back in the 80's of re-introducing their fine percussion guns. This one comes in a very unique wooden box with a glass lid for display purposes. The gun itself is new in case with all the Colt accoutrements. Ivory grips with the Eagle/Snake engraving motif. This is quite an eye catcher!

Antique  $ 4,250.

C1768 COLT 2ND MODEL ENGRAVED DRAGOON

Item # C1768-23-530

C1768 COLT 2ND MODEL ENGRAVED DRAGOON Factory engraved Dragoon as listed on the Colt Letter. Engraving is class C. This fine Colt comes in a beautiful presentation case with maroon velvet lining. The gun is new and un-fired. Also comes with the black Colt box that says " authentic Colt Black Powder series". The black box is for a Dragoon but does not match the serial number of the gun. The Custom Shop did a fine job when they manufactured this series of Colts! Complete with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 2,995.

C1734 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP

Item # C1734-23-512

C1734  FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP Cal 22. Gun is engraved in an open floral pattern frequently seen on these little open tops. All matching numbers. Nice functioning action. Retains about 50% orig nickel on the bbl. 75% on the cylinder. Traces on the brass receiver. Nice clean all orig gun with some minor pitting on the front half of the bbl. Orig walnut grips in VG cond with most varnish.

Antique  $ 795 .

C1685 COLT CHALLENGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL

Item # C1685-23-500

C1685  COLT CHALLENGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL This Colt has a 6" bbl. Manufactured 1952. Checkered walnut grips. Nearly all the blue finish remains. A couple very light spots of pin prick oxidation. I do not believe this gun has seen much use. Comes with the orig Colt clip. These Colt semi-auto 22's are coming on strong in the collectable field. This would be a very nice gun for someone starting to collect these.

Modern  $ 725.

C1643 FACTORY ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER

Item # C1643-24-547

C1643 FACTORY ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER Gun is in the 140k serial range. Has the typical "E" marked by the serial ##. I believe this is the work of L.D. Nimschke. Definitely his style of engraving and expertly done. Mechanical condition excellent. All matching visible numbers. Orig ivory grip has a well done repair and is quite serviceable. Lanyard loop is missing. Trigger guard retains about half of it's orig silver. The rest of the gun has turned basically a grey patina. Considerable amount of orig cylinder scene still visible. Very attractive all orig gun.

Antique  $ 8,500.

C1641 CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # C1641 -24-538

C1641 CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER This gun features 5-1/2" bbl. All matching numbers in the 21k serial range. Gun is in fine condition with about 30-40% orig blue. 70-75% case colors on the frame. Excellent grips with most orig varnish. Orig case in fine cond with light brown lining. Bullet mold has all orig blue. Fine flask. Overall gun is in excellent cond.

Antique  $ 6,900.

C1632 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN

Item # C1632-24-542

C1632  PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN Early 3-digit serial number 295. Overall gun is in excellent condition with 90% orig blue. Early nicely checkered walnut grips . Made in the first year of production.

Modern  $ 2,375.

C1690 VERY RARE KIDDER MARKED CASE FITTED WITH AN 1849 COLT POCKET REVOLVER

Item # C1690 -23-573

C1690  VERY RARE KIDDER MARKED CASE FITTED WITH AN 1849 COLT POCKET REVOLVER Marked next to the hinges on the inside of the case is "Manufactured solely by W. Kidder patent applied for 1854". Case is nicely done with brass corners both top and bottom. There is a makers label on the inside of the case " Henry Tomes and Co Guns and Sporting Apparatus New York. The 49 Colt pocket has a 4" bbl and 2-line New York address. Gun is in the 98k serial range. All matching numbers including wedge. Excellent grips with most orig varnish. The back strap and trigger guard have about 90% orig nickel. Excellent cylinder scene. Traces of blue and case hardening turning plum color. Case is fitted with correct powder flask, Colt marked bullet mold, key and mscl. Kidder cases are very desirable and collectable. Excellent outfit. 31 cal.

Antique  $ 6,500 .

C1729 COLT NUMBER 1 FIRST MODEL 41 CALIBER DERINGER

Item # C1729-23-508

C1729  COLT NUMBER 1 FIRST MODEL 41 CALIBER DERINGER Gun is in very nice cond with about 40% blue on bbl on one side and 20% on the other. Some minor pitting on the right hand side. The grip is nicely engraved. Smooth clean with no pitting. Sharp checkering to oval part of the back side of the grip cap. Mechanics are excellent. Serial 1900 range. Fairly clean first model Deringer. Kinda hard to come by these.

Antique  $ 1,875.

C1764 EXTREMELY RARE 1849 WELLS FARGO PERCUSSION PISTOL

Item # C1764-25-669

C1764  EXTREMELY RARE 1849 WELLS FARGO PERCUSSION PISTOL This gun is in the 152k serial range and has the only 6" bbl Wells Fargo gun known. It has the loading lever delete. No signs of any tampering. Guaranteed all orig. It has nearly all the cylinder scene intact. All matching numbers. Excl walnut grips show very little wear. Overall metal is sharp and clean with about 30-40% thinning blue remaining. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Good traces of case colors on the receiver. 25% silver on the backstrap and trigger guard. This gun features a small brass style trigger guard. It has the long frame type with the thin bbl lug. Well known gun having been in the collection of Arnold Chernoff, Ron Oggen, Dave Condon and Robert Howard . These are some of the best collections in the country.

Antique  $ 9,850.

C1627 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN

Item # C1627 -24-556

C1627  FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN Factory letter indicates that it was shipped to W.H. Gough February 6, 1917. Three guns in shipment for outside factory engraving. Gough was a Factory engraver for Colt at this time. The letter also states in a notation that the wood stocks were furnished for this pistol by Mr. Gough. Overall gun is in excellent cond with 95% bright blue. Traces of wear on the sharp edges. Done in approximately B grade engraving. Beautiful dark walnut checkered grips. Factory Letter. These Colt Woodsman are a scarce find engraved.

Modern  $ 12,500 sale pending.

C1630 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN

Item # C1630-24-553

C1630  FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT PRE-WAR WOODSMAN Engraved by W.H. Gough. Factory Letter indicates gun was shipped to him for engraving in the green and returned to Colt for finishing. The letter also states Gough was a factory engraver for Colt. Gun features a tight scroll with a matted background typical of Gough's work. Nicely done B+ grade coverage. Dark walnut checkered fancy grips in excellent cond. Overall gun is excellent with 95% orig blue starting to tone slightly on high edges. Factory engraved Colt Woodsman are extremely rare. There was only about 150 ever done. Excellent specimen!

Modern  $ 12,500.

COLT’S MODEL OF 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER IN .31 CALIBER

Item # C371-24-572

COLT’S MODEL OF 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER IN .31 CALIBER Model 7 with a 3-1/2 barrel, 80%+ cylinder scene, 10-15% barrel and cylinder blue, 80% shiny frame blue, considerable case colors remain on hammer and trigger, excellent mechanically. Fine walnut with most all original varnish intact. Fine example.

Antique  $ 3,150.

FACTORY INSCRIBED COLT THIRD MODEL DERRINGER IN .41 CALIBER

Item # C392-24-555

FACTORY INSCRIBED COLT THIRD MODEL DERRINGER IN .41 CALIBER 2-1/2 barrel, excellent bore and excellent overall with 90%+ shiny barrel blue remaining, 99% original nickel on frame, lots of fine blue on trigger, most all vivid case colors on hammer, most original varnish intact on grips; backstrap engraving reads 'F.T. Baker Gun Manufacturer, London'. Baker made high quality shotguns. Very interesting Colt.

Antique  $ 1,775.

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1908 VEST POCKET PISTOL

Item # C1504-24-541

ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1908 VEST POCKET PISTOL This superb specimen comes in original Colt wooden presentation case. The gun itself is possibly unfired. Engraved with nickel finish. The vest pocket was the smallest Colt semi-auto. Cal 25. Gun is equipped with Mother of Pearl grips. Nice little Colt!

Modern  $ 2,975 sale pending.

CASED COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PISTOL

Item # C1409-22-393

CASED COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PISTOL 3-1/4" bbl. 28 cal. Full fluted cylinder. 2,5XX serial range and referred to as a 3rd Model. Overall gun very nice with about 80% bright blue. Nicely cased with correct loading tool, bullet mould, and powder flask. Excellent+ condition!

Antique  $ 4,500 .

COLT 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL 2

Item # C502-24-571

COLT 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL 2 .28 Caliber. Generally fine+ overall cond with some bad storage spots on right side of the bbl. This area has been cleaned and is a thin blue gray coloration; approximately 75-80% shiny blue finish remains overall, generous case colors are visible on hammer and rammer, most all cylinder scene is visible. Fancy burled grips retain most all orig lacquer, crisp action.

Antique  $ 3,950.

OUTSTANDING COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER IN .30 CALIBER

Item # C105-24-534

OUTSTANDING COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER IN .30 CALIBER 2-1/4 barrel. This is a blue and case hardened example. Very difficult to find with 80%+ vivid case colors! 90% cylinder blue, 70% thinning barrel blue, excellent grips. Fine pistol.

Antique  $ 1,500.

SET OF 12 CARVED WOODEN COLT REPLICA PISTOLS

Item # merz12

SET OF 12 CARVED WOODEN COLT REPLICA PISTOLS 12 different full size handguns, all nicely carved and painted wood. The largest ones are about 15 inches long. Includes a Colt Walker, Patterson, 1860 Colt, Colt Single Action, Colt Root, Detective Special, 3rd Model Derringer, Colt New Line and several Colt Pocket Models. The Detective has real lead bullets. Some have minor repairs or small parts broken. Very nicely done.

$ 1,500.

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