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C1813 LONDON MADE COLT WELLS FARGO

Item # C1813-24-545

C1813  LONDON MADE COLT WELLS FARGO Pocket model with 2-3/4" bbl. It has the correct London address and British proof marks. 6k serial range. Very nice cond gun with good case colors remaining on the frame and an excellent cylinder scene. As most people know, the cylinder scene were etched quite lightly and generally disappear over time. This one is very good and way above average. Bbl has an aged light to medium brown patina. Nice sharp edges. 5-round cylinder in cal 3. There is some shrinkage to the ivory grips and consequently they are a bit loose. A couple of light chips missing. Bore is a bit dirty but VG cond. Action is solid and the gun functions very well. All matching numbers.

Antique  $ 1,775 sale pending.

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 .

C1505 COLT 3RD MODEL 41 CALIBER 3RD DERINGER

Item # C1505

C1505  COLT 3RD MODEL 41 CALIBER 3RD DERINGER Fine bore. Excellent functioning action. Receiver is nickel plated and still retains about 97-98% original nickel. Bbl has a few poor storage blemishes and shows some signs of cleaning but still retains a considerable amount of original blue. Hammer has excellent finish remaining. Wood grips retain most original varnish and are in excellent condition. Nice clean sharp all original gun with serial number 945.

Antique  $ 895.

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.

C1766 BEAUTIFUL ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED COLT 1861 NAVY

Item # C1766 -23-507

C1766  BEAUTIFUL ALVIN WHITE ENGRAVED COLT 1861 NAVY This is the newer resumed production of the famous 1861 Colt. This comes with a Colt letter that verifies the engraving was done by Master Engraver A.A. White. There is a lot of information on this letter including shipping date of August 19, 1986. The gun is new in presentation box. Absolutely beautiful with its case color frame and brilliant Colt blue bbl. Stocks is stated as 2-piece checkered ivory. On the back strap of this Colt is "Presented to William H. D. Goddard by Colt Firearms February 9,1986". There is also a small inscription plaque on the presentation box. This comes with all the Colt accouterments. A stunning gun!!

Antique  $ 6,500.

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.

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.

C1633 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN IN THE 4200 SERIAL RANGE

Item # C1633-24-557

C1633  PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN IN THE 4200 SERIAL RANGE Has all the early features and is in excellent condition with 90% blue starting to turn light on the high edges. Sharp checkered walnut grips. Overall gun is very nice with early serial number.

Modern  $ 1,675.

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.

C1638 COLT 1877 DA THUNDERER

Item # C1638-24-551

C1638  COLT 1877 DA THUNDERER This is an ejector less model with a 3-1/2" bbl. VG shootable bore. Nice action. Checkered hard rubber grips. Overall gun is very clean with 90% orig nickel and the balance having flaked off mostly towards the muzzle. Nice little gun.

Antique  $ 1,375.

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.

C1702 COLT MODEL 1862 CONVERSION

Item # C1702-24-545

C1702  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 ais hard to find in a blued finish. Most of these were nickel.

Antique  $ 1,975 .

C1764 EXTREMELY RARE 1849 WELLS FARGO PERCUSSION PISTOL

Item # C1764-24-544

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.

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.

COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES

Item # C1423-24-558

COLT WOODSMAN FIRST SERIES This Woodsman is equipped with 4-1/2" bbl. Serial range 138k. Bbl and frame retain about 80+% blue. Some wear on the forward portion of the frame handle and some wear on the back of the pistol grip. Slide has light wear at high points. Excellent bore. Original two-tone magazine. Very nice collectable/usable Colt.

Modern  $ 735.

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.

THIRD MODEL COLT 7-1/2” DRAGOON

Item # C1402-23-566

THIRD MODEL COLT 7-1/2” DRAGOON Cal 44 with Colt patent markings on the side of the frame. On top of the frame the bbl is kind of light with rounding of the corners of the oct. At one time some one tried inletting a small sight on top. Overall metal is about good condition with some rounding to the corners and some polishing a long time ago. All matching numbers including the wedge. Nice functioning action. Rifling is VG in the bore with the typical gain twist style of rifling. A little crack in the grips which have been revarnished. Still correct to the gun. Good looking and guaranteed all correct.

Antique  $ 3,975.

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.

WELL DOCUMENTED COLT 1911 U.S. ARMY HOLSTER FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF STEVE McQUEEN

Item # M5-500-13-404

WELL DOCUMENTED COLT 1911 U.S. ARMY HOLSTER FROM THE PERSONAL COLLECTION OF STEVE McQUEEN Overall cond is exc with U.S. markings on the front of the holster; the back is marked 'Sears, 1942'. Good opportunity to acquire a very collectible item from one of the great movie icons of our era.

Antique  $ 995.

LeRoy Merz
PO Box 494
Fergus Falls, MN 56538

Phone: (218) 739-3255 ~ Email: leroy@merzantique.com

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