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C014 FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION

Item # C014 FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION

C014  FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION  FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION Cal 32-20. 5-1/2" bbl with VG bore. Mechanics are near excellent. Overall metal is VG with about 50-60% blue remaining and about 50% thinning case color on the frame. Hard rubber grips. Nice clean little single action.

Modern  $ 2,375.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

C1946 COLT 1860 ARMY

Item # C1946

C1946  COLT 1860 ARMY 8" bbl in 44 cal. A rather good looking revolver with some cylinder scene still remaining. Also a rather nice reblue that appears to have been done many years ago. Some is worn making it look quite attractive. The grips also have an aged appearance and overall good condition. A slightly visible cartouche remains. 88k serial range with all matching numbers including the wedge. Good looking Colt.

Antique  $ 2,275.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

C1894 VERY EARLY COLT 1851 NAVY

Item # C1894 -26-712

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.

C1901 UNIQUE COLT POCKET NAVY

Item # C1901 -26-719

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.

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.

C1891 COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON

Item # C1891 -26-713

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.

C1900 COLT HOUSE MODEL REVOLVER

Item # C1900 -26-708

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.

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.

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.

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 -26-699

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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.

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.

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.

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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