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C1929 COLT 1877 SHERIFFS MODEL

Item # C1929

C1929  COLT 1877 SHERIFFS MODEL This is the famed 1877 Lightning double action revolver from Colt. Cal 38 Colt. The Sheriffs model came with a 3-1/2" bbl and no ejector rod. The bbl does have the correct 2-line bbl address with an amazing near excellent bore. Condition of the rest of the gun is just about as amazing with nearly all metal finish remaining. 95%+ blue on the bbl with just a couple of light wear marks on the right side. Frame has all blue remaining. The fire blue parts are still very vivid as is the case colors. Grips also are near perfect. You see quite a few Lightning revolvers but rarely do you see one in this condition!

Modern  $ 4,500.

C1954 COLT MODEL 1908 ENGRAVED PISTOL

Item # C1954

C1954  COLT MODEL 1908  ENGRAVED  PISTOL This superb vest pocket 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  $ 2,995.

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.

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.

C1632 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN

Item # C1632

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.

C1685 COLT CHALLENGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL

Item # C1685

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.

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.

C075 COLT 1848 BABY DRAGOON

Item # C075

C075 COLT 1848 BABY DRAGOON The five-shot Baby Dragoon was the first pocket revolver to be manufactured by the company at the new Hartford plant since its Patterson days. Approximately 15,000 were made between 1847 and 1850. This is a .31 caliber revolver with a 4 inch octagon barrel. Bore does have rifling, but light pits are visible. Action is good. Cylinder scene is very light. A spot of light pitting on the right side of the barrel. All matching numbers except for the wedge. All metal except for the brass is a grey/brown patina. The backstrap has a tiny amount of the original silver plate over the brass. The grips are good fitting and sound without cracks but have numerous handling marks. Sharp markings for a gun made in 1848. A good collectable Colt.

Antique  $ 4,500.

C1846 COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY IN 36 CALIBER

Item # C1846

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.

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.

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.

C076 THIRD MODEL COLT 7-1/2” DRAGOON

Item # C076

C076  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 .

C105 OUTSTANDING COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER IN .30 CALIBER

Item # C105

C105  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.

C1957 COLT 3RD MODEL SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER

Item # C1957

C1957  COLT 3RD MODEL SINGLE SHOT DERRINGER 41 cal. Excellent bore. Mechanics are excellent as well. Orig Rosewood grips retain most orig varnish and fit nicely. Bbl has had some bad storage and is mostly a blue turned plum/brown with a few minor pitts. Brass receiver is nickel plated and retains nearly all of the nickel finish. Sharp markings. Very nice clean little gun.

Antique  $ 995.

C046 1878 COLT DA REVOLVER

Item # C046

C046  1878 COLT DA REVOLVER Cal 44-40. 4-3/4" bbl. Overall gun is a plum/brown patina color. Fairly good corners. Sound mechanically. Traces of nickel here and there. Complete with Lanyard ring on the bottom of the butt. Light bbl markings.

Antique  $ 1,795.

C036 FACTORY ENGRAVED CASED COLT 49 POCKET

Item # C036

C036  FACTORY ENGRAVED CASED COLT 49 POCKET Engraved in the "doughnut" style which was typical of the time. Overall gun is in fine condition with all matching numbers in the 43k serial range. Dlx Burl Fancy Walnut stocks in fine condition. Mechanics are excellent. Backstrap and trigger guard have 90% silver finish remaining. Front of the bbl looks like it may have been cleaned at one time and is a light grey. Frame has traces of case color. Cylinder displays about 90% of orig scene. Original Colt case in excellent condition with all the correct accoutrements. Nice little gun.

Antique  $ 7,500.

CO50 BEAUTIFULLY CASED ENGRAVED 1860 COLT PERCUSSION ARMY

Item # C050

CO50  BEAUTIFULLY CASED ENGRAVED 1860 COLT PERCUSSION ARMY Featuring a raised carved Mexican Eagle with a snake in it's mouth on the grips. The engraving would be considered "New York style" engraving. Beautifully done. Gun is in fine shape with about 75% orig silver as well as about 90% orig gold on the cylinder, ramrod and hammer. All matching numbers. Mechanics are excellent+. Case has a repaired crack in the lid which is solid. Looks like the inside may have been relined at some point and shows some wear. Accoutrements include a 250 tin of Ely percussion caps, nice silver plated flask and double bullet mold. Overall gun is in excellent condition with nice fitting Ivory grips. Beautiful gun!

Antique  $ 9,750.

C016 1878 COLT DA REVOLVER

Item # C016

C016  1878 COLT DA REVOLVER 7-1/2" bbl. Cal 45. Orig grips and Lanyard ring. Metal is 95% orig nickel with just some minor flaking. Mechanical cond is excellent. Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.

Antique  $ 3,150.

C051 FINEST CASED SET OF 1861 COLT NAVY

Item # C051

C051  FINEST CASED SET OF 1861 COLT NAVY Probably the finest in existence. Very elaborately engraved by L.D. Nimschke. Checkered Ivory grips. Guns are about 80 numbers apart which is how Colt did things. The guns have full silver with gold trim on the hammer and ram rod. Monogram on the backstrap is "MRT". The top of the case also has a brass plaque that says "MRT". These are a well known pair of guns that were formerly in the Johny Bassett collection and also Ron Deane collection. Both are well known Colt collectors. Guns are fitted in a deluxe case with a silver plated flask, two silver oil bottles, a 250 count Colt percussion cap tin, silver plated cleaning rods and silver plated bullet mold. Also a couple of silver plated percussion nipples and a couple of hammer springs as well as nipple wrenches. Guns retain about 50-60% orig silver as well as generous traces of gold gilt. We all know that silver plate is about as fragile as any finish and such is the case with these. The guns have the typical Nimschke style engraving. Must be seen to appreciate. Inside the case is in excellent condition. Just minimum wear. No tears of the lining. The box has just light wear with a few little dings. Fantastic pair of Colts!

Antique  $ 39,500.

C018 COLT 1878 DA REVOLVER

Item # C018

C018  COLT 1878 DA REVOLVER Cal 44-40. 7-1/2" bbl. Nice shootable bore. Orig hard rubber grips are in VG condition with good sharp checkering and correct Lanyard loop on the bottom. Overall gun is in generally VG+ condition with about 75% orig nickel finish remaining. Sharp crisp action.

Antique  $ 2,375.

C017 1878 COLT DA

Item # C017

C017  1878 COLT DA 7-1/2" bbl. VG hard rubber grips complete with a Lanyard loop. Good bore. Mechanics are VG+. Metal retains 60% orig nickel. Balance is flaked and turning plum in those areas.

Antique  $ 2,575.

C1820 VERY RARE COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # C1820

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.

C037 WELLS FARGO MODEL COLT 49 POCKET

Item # C037

C037  WELLS FARGO MODEL COLT 49 POCKET Made without the ram rod. 3" bbl. All matching numbers. Nice mechanical condition. Wood grips show some use but generally VG with some handling marks and minor loss of wood. 50% remaining silver on the backstrap and trigger guard. Good traces of cylinder scene left. Metal is a light grey with scattered light pitting.

Antique  $ 3,950.

C1940 COLT WELLS FARGO REVOLVER

Item # C1940

C1940  COLT WELLS FARGO REVOLVER The Wells Fargo was a variation of the 1849 pocket percussion revolver. 5-shot 31 cal. The oddity of the Wells Fargo model was that they were expressly built without a loading lever. Metal is grey and no doubt has been cleaned years ago. Luckily it was not over cleaned as the markings are very good. The cylinder scene is quite visible. Brass on the gun looks VG and has an aged patina. 150k serial range with all numbers matching. Action works good as are the trigger and hammer springs. Other than a couple of dings on the bottom the grips are nice.

Antique  $ 2,775.

C020 49 COLT POCKET WELLS FARGO

Item # C020

C020  49 COLT POCKET WELLS FARGO Made without a ram rod. Interesting gun. It appears to have been together forever but there are several different numbers on it. Bbl and frame number are the same. Backstrap is another number and the cylinder yet another. This gun had to have been mis-matched 100 years ago because it looks to be all the same piece. Good traces of blue and case color. Good traces of orig silver on the trigger guard. Correct 3" bbl. Cylinder retains nearly all of the scene. Good sharp little gun.

Antique  $ 2,450.

C1643 FACTORY ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY REVOLVER

Item # C1643

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.

C015 NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY

Item # C015

C015  NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY Gun is in the 171k serial range with all matching numbers. Manufactured about 1868. Excellent raised carved Ivory grips featuring an American Eagle with shield and clutching a group of arrows. Overall metal is clean grey color with traces of silver plate showing. The gold gilting would have been on the cylinder. Good traces of silver on the trigger guard. Excellent crisp mechanics. Gun is elaborately engraved with typical Nimschke scrolls on the cylinder as well as the end of the bbl. A nice crisp little gun.

Antique  $ 8,500 sale pending.

C1876 COLT 1860 ARMY

Item # C1876

C1876  COLT 1860 ARMY This gun was built in the height of the Civil War in 1863. Nice overall condition with an attractive brown antique patina. Good bbl markings and a VG cylinder scene which is seldom seen on these 1860's. One oddity on this gun is the frame, trigger guard and backstrap are matching numbers. The wedge and cylinder also match but are different than the frame but only by a few numbers. Did Colt do this to get much needed guns into the Civil War effort, or were the parts changed later? Regardless, this is a very attractive Colt.

Antique  $ 2,550.

C1877 HIGH CONDITION COLT 1861 CONVERSION

Item # C1877

C1877  HIGH CONDITION COLT 1861 CONVERSION This is a rare high condition low serial number 46 1861 Navy. Only a couple of thousand of these were converted to metallic cartridge. Cal 38 RF. High condition gun with nice smooth metal. All addresses are very readable and even a full cylinder scene remains. Color is mostly a pleasing antique grey with some blue in protected areas. Remnants of case colors on the frame. Nice aged looking brass and good grips. A very good collectible piece!

Antique  $ 4,575.

C023 COLT 1860 ARMY

Item # C023

C023  COLT 1860 ARMY Matching number gun in 111k range. This one has seen some use. Areas of corrosion and wear throughout the gun, mostly on the front half. A brown/gray patina on the whole gun. Colt patent marking is very readable. Also the patent dates on the cylinder is readable but the scene is worn away. Brass trigger guard is in VG condition. Grips show the right amount of wear. They are in good condition with a couple of chips missing. This gun has "been there done that". Good antique patina to this Colt.

Antique  $ 1,675.

C1749 EXTREMELY RARE CASED DELUXE 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER

Item # C1749

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.

C371 COLT’S MODEL OF 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER IN .31 CALIBER

Item # C371

C371  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.

C392 FACTORY INSCRIBED COLT THIRD MODEL DERRINGER IN .41 CALIBER

Item # C392

C392  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.

C1941 RARE COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER

Item # C1941

C1941  RARE COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER This is the Colt double action 38 cal Sheriff's model. This is the model with a 4-1/2" bbl and no ejector rod. Also has the etched panel. Gun is nickel plated with a lot of wear and flaking to the nickel. Especially on the right hand side. Left hand side looks better as far as the finish but does have a broken grip on that side. Action works better than most.

Antique  $ 2,250.

C1945 COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER

Item # C1945

C1945  COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER Typical 1860 showing it's age. This gun had probably some poor storage with some pitting on the bbl and cylinder. Looks like someone cleaned it years ago and put some sort of finish on it which has mostly worn off. 86k serial range. Numbers matching except for the wedge. Grips are pretty good cond with just a couple of light chips out. Fit is VG.

Antique  $ 1,595.

C1947 EARLY COLT 1860 ARMY

Item # C1947

C1947  EARLY COLT 1860 ARMY Colt Army percussion revolver in 25k serial range. Desirable 8" bbl. Front half of the gun has a different serial number than the frame, trigger guard and grip. Gun has a very aged look with a grey/brown blotchy color. At closer inspection this gun is not in too bad of shape. Wood grips have a small chip out on the right side bottom and letters carved into the left side. Action and timing are good.

Antique  $ 1,375.

C1930 COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER

Item # C1930

C1930  COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER This is the Model 1877 Lightning DA revolver in cal 38 Colt. This one has the scarce 6" bbl. A good looking gun with 85-90% blue on the bbl with light wear at the muzzle. On the left side of the muzzle there is light pitting which indicates it may have laid on something. The rest of the blue is all good and all markings are excellent. Nearly all blue on the cylinder with light wear at the high points. Still case colors visible on the frame and vivid fire blue remaining on the trigger and hammer. Hard rubber grips are in VG cond with no cracks or losses. Works in both single and double action modes. VG bore.

Modern  $ 2,875.

C1915 US MARKED COLT 1902 ALASKAN OR PHILIPPINE DA REVOLVER

Item # C1915

C1915  US MARKED COLT 1902 ALASKAN OR PHILIPPINE DA REVOLVER Has "RAC" inspectors marks. Cal 45, original 6" bbl and a nice bore. VG replacement grips. Original lanyard loop at the bottom of the butt. Gun appears to have a very well done refinish a long time ago and retains most of the finish with only a little wear at the muzzle end. We believe it is an arsenal refinish. Action functions nicely.

Modern  $ 1,850.

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.

C1893 RARE COLT 1860 FLUTED CYLINDER ARMY

Item # C1893 -26-714

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.

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.

C1895 COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER

Item # C1895 -26-705

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 -26-707

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 -26-706

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 # C1904-26-702

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 -26-724

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.

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 .

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.

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 .

C1409 CASED COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PISTOL

Item # C1409-22-393

C1409 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.

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