Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
C090 COLT PRE WOODSMAN TARGET PISTOL
Item # C090
Cal 22 Standard Velocity only. 6-5/8" bbl with adjustable sights. 10-round magazine clip marked "Cal 22 Colt". Checkered walnut grips are in good condition with slight wear. Metal retains a good amount of a reblue finish. Good bore and nice action.
Modern $ 750 .
C1823 FANTASTIC PAIR OF FACTORY ENGRAVED IDENTICALLY PREPARED BLACK POWDER COLT SINGLE ACTIONS
Item # C1823
Cal 45. Elaborately engraved by Helfriech I believe. Beautifully done. Complete with matched Mother of Pearl carved grips with a buffalo on the left of one and right of the other. A lady is carved on each opposing side. Very nicely done and something I have not seen before on a Colt. Guaranteed correct and have been in a number of high profile collections. Tom Seymore of Texas and Larry Sheridan being a couple of them. Complete with Factory Letter stating 2 guns shipped in a batch to order. 7-1/2" bbls, silver finish, pearl grips, factory engraved and shipped to William Nelson on Sept 30, 1884. One gun is in the 95k serial range and the other in 111k range. Major William Nelson grew up in Evansville, Indiana. As a young man he moved to Oklahoma territory. He was a clerk of court and became involved in real estate and did well apparently since he purchased these Colts. There is quite a lot of paperwork with these giving details of the Major's life. Very interesting. One of the finest pair of Colts in the country. One has seen a little more use than the other but both are in excellent cond. One has a repaired crack on the grip that was nicely done. Mechanics are crisp and tight. To find a matched set of black powder single actions with silver finish is nearly unheard of. Guaranteed to please!
Antique $ 95,000.
C04 HISTORICALLY IMPORTANT COLT SAA
Item # C04
This is not that old of a Colt but what is significant is the history behind it. This gun was ordered by "Big Arnold Chernoff" who was a very important figure in the early gun collecting and dealing field. He would have been one of the BIG collector/dealers of the day. Not only was he big in his field but very big in presence being a very very large man at 600+ pounds. An unforgettable figure. This Colt was ordered by Mr. Chernoff and he had it inscribed at Colt in 1967 to Don Stika. Stika was also an important figure in the early gun dealing days. Serial number is 46024SA making it a second generation SAA made in 1967. Cal 45 Long Colt. 5-1/2" bbl. Walnut grips with gold medallions. Comes in the orig presentation case along with the seldom seen cardboard case protector sleeve. This gun is new and unfired. Not even a hint of the cylinder being turned. Truly is NIB! Comes with a Colt Letter and several pictures of Arnold, Don and a lot of the good old boys of the day.
Modern $ 3,750.
C1832 COLT MODEL 1848 BABY DRAGOON REVOLVER
Item # C1832
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.
C1956 COLT BISLEY REVOLVER
Item # C1956
5-1/2" bbl. Cal 41. Hard rubber grips are in excellent condition. The backstrap has the initials "DJ Roth". Bbl and cylinder retain about 60-70% orig blue. Frame has about 40-50% orig case colors. Excellent mechanics. 41 cal Bisleys are pretty scarce.
Modern $ 3,150.
C1913 COLT BISLEY 44-40
Item # C1913
A 7-1/2" Bisley with the Colt Frontier Six Shooter marking on the bbl. Also "Bisley Model". Gun has been re-nickeled with nearly all nickel remaining. Adjustable rear sight has been added and also a modified spring loaded firing pin. The gun has pearl grips with the large Mexican Eagle on the right grip. A very eye-catching Bisley.
Modern $ 2,375 sale pending.
C120 COLT DAKOTA TERRITORY SINGLE ACTION FRONTIER SCOUT
Item # C120
Dakota Territory 1861 - 1889 Commemorative Colt Frontier Scout .22 LR caliber revolver. 1966 issue. Blued and gold finish. Beautiful rosewood grips. A scarce model with only 1000 made. Nice wooden display box with an Indian on the top and red lining.
Modern $ 700 sale pending.
C1821 VERY SCARCE CASED COLT LONDON 1849 POCKET
Item # C1821
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.
C01 HIGH CONDITION 45 CALIBER COLT SAA
Item # C01
Good looking old Colt that was built in 1899 and just missing antique status. 7-1/2" bbl in 45 cal. Exceptional condition with 90%+ bbl blue. Very light wear. Some age to the ejector rod housing being a blue/brown color. VG blue on the cylinder. Nearly all case colors remain. They have dimmed a bit. Grips are nice. Action feels and sounds right!
Modern $ 7,975.
C101 COLT SINGLE ACTION
Item # C101
Cal 45. 5-1/2" bbl. Excellent bore. Original sights. About 90% bbl blue remaining. Cylinder blue is pretty much in tact with a few drag lines. Case hardened receiver has about 75-80% bright case colors. Gun is also fitted with factory checkered grips with Colt Medallion. Engraved on the backstrap is "Richard Garland". Gun was alleged to belong to an actor named Richard Garland who was in a number of old western shows such as Virginian, Rifleman, Zoro, Daniel Boone,The Rough Riders and several others as well as a long run on "Lassie". A very fine gun that should make a good shooter.
Modern $ 4,750.
C1641 CASED COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # C1641
This gun is in 36 caliber and features a 5-1/2 inch barrel. All matching numbers including the wedge 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 original varnish. Original case in fine condition with light brown lining. Bullet mold has all original blue. Fine flask. Overall gun is in excellent condition.
Antique $ 6,900.
C1734 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT OPEN TOP
Item # C1734
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 .
C1929A COLT SAA
Item # C1929A
This a later 1st gen in the just under 350k range.5-1/2" bbl. Cal 38 WCF. Gun has quite a bit of condition with bbl blue being quite nice. Especially in the protected areas. Some wear at the muzzle and left side of the bbl. Typical wear to the ejector rod housing. Case colors still remai but are faded some. Vivid in protected areas. Hard rubber grips look perfect with this gun. Just one light chip out on the upper right hand side. Crisp action with a VG bore. Nice Colt!
Modern $ 3,475.
C122 COLT OPEN TOP 22 CALIBER 7-SHOT REVOLVER
Item # C122
Excellent functioning action. Wood grips retain about 70% original lacquer. Barrel has about 90% thinning nickel. Brass receiver has turned beautiful patina. No signs of abuse. Nice case colors on the hammer.
Antique $ 495 sale pending.
C118 FACTORY ENGRAVED CASED PAIR OF COLT 3RD MODEL DERRINGERS
Item # C118
41 RF caliber. Interesting thing is that these two derringers are only 9 serial numbers apart. Most are around 100 numbers apart. They are fitted in a nicely done Moroccan leather case with a buckskin interior. French fitted. The guns are in very fine condition. One has about 80% barrel blue and the other has about 40% with the balance turning a plum/blue color. The one with the most blue has very little silver on the frame. The one with very little blue has most all the silver on the frame thinning in high spots. Excellent fancy grips. Mechanics are good with bright shiny bores. Very nice pair of factory engraved Colt derringers. They are nicely fitted in case with a period screw driver and seven rounds of ammo. Original throughout.
Antique $ 14,500.
C113 CASED COLT 1860 PERCUSSION ARMY
Item # C113
44 caliber. A very nice clean gun with about 25% vivid glossy blue on the barrel with the balance having flaked and turned a blue/brown color. Excellent case colors on the lever. The trigger guard has 75% of original silver that is turning a dark patina. Good traces of blue on the backstrap. Frame has a Colt patent marking on a 2-line address and probably 60-70% vivid case colors. Excellent case color on the hammer as well. Cylinder has matching numbers with most of the cylinder scene visible and a plum/brown color. Crisp tight mechanics. Grips retain most original varnish. The case looks like it has been relined years ago and is in good condition with the correct Colt Peace flask, some bullets and a tin of primers. 177k serial range.
Antique $ 6,750.
C112 COLT NAVY POCKET PISTOL
Item # C112
This is a Model 62 of the Pocket Navy Variation. 38 caliber. This is an original cartridge model not one converted from a 49 Colt Pocket. 3-1/2 inch barrel. Mechanics are good. The cylinder has the Stagecoach Hold-up Scene on it. All matching numbers in the 3300 range. Wedge is not numbered. Original wood grips. These look like the gun was kept in a drawer and was sliding around causing some wear to the back of the butt. Still retains about 95% of the varnish. Overall metal is good with about 90% nickel remaining. Most of the wear is on the cylinder where it has flaked off. Gun has been used very little.
Antique $ 1,675.
C1704 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1704/XW9X
Nice cond 22 cal rifle with 24" oct bbl. Bbl has most blue remaining, thinning in spots. Receiver has most finish, some of it aging. The brass loading port has a nice butterscotch patina. Butt stock is in VG cond with the exception of a very small chip at the toe. Hard rubber butt plate is orig and in VG cond. Upper corners by the tang has very small slivers out. Smooth variety forearm in VG cond with no losses. One very light hairline crack coming off the screw going forward. Solid with no movement. Bore is dirty and has some roughness. Could use a good cleaning. Nice little rifle!
Antique $ 1,675.
C1728 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1728/XW8X
22 cal. This is a very nice example with most shiny receiver blue remaining. Bbl also has nearly all blue with some aging to it and light frecking towards the muzzle. Bottom of the gun at the carry point has turned an aged brown color along with the trigger guard and lower tang. Lyman beaded front sight. The upper tang is equipped with a Lyman tang sight with small aperture in tact. There is a couple extra holes in this sight. Evidently was used on a couple of different guns. It is an old sight and in period with the gun. Wood is very nice. Good fitting to frame and tangs. Normal handling marks but no cracks or losses. Very nice hard rubber buttplate. Forearm is VG. Looks nice with just one small hairline crack coming off the left side. Bore is shiny with decent rifling. Nice smooth action. A very nice example of a hard to find rifle. The 22 Cal Lightning rifles will take all Long or all Short .22 cartridges, or part Long and part Short.
Antique $ 2,295 .
C1799 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1799
22 cal. Oct bbl. Nice condition gun with 70-80% blue remaining on the receiver and 80%+ on the bbl. Upper and lower tang have turned a bit. Wood is nice fitting and in overall VG condition. There is a chip on the hard rubber buttplate right at the toe. Forearm is nice condition but has a well done repair on the bottom. These 22's had a fragile slide handle. Action works well. Bore is dark and needs a good cleaning. Nice little Colt. The 22 Cal Lightning rifles will take all long or all short .22 cartridges, or part Long and part Short. Not Long Rifle cartridges.
Antique $ 1,475.
C121 COLT SERIES 80 LIGHTWEIGHT OFFICER’S ACP NIB
Item # C121
Officer's ACP Model series 80 Concealed Carry version with the 3-1/2 inch barrel chambered in 45 ACP. Matte finish. 7 shot mag. Upswept beaver tail grip safety. 26 ounce weight empty. Brand new in the box with an extra mag and all of the paper work. Appears to be in-fired.
Modern $ 1,295 sale pending.
C092 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHIPPED TO EL PASO TEXAS
Item # C092
Cal 44-40. 4-3/4" bbl, full front sight and "Colt Frontier Six Shooter" marked on left side of the bbl. Carved American Eagle ivory grips. Most El Paso shipped SAA's saw some rough use since generally they were for cowboys, ranchers, lawmen or they went to Mexico. It is unusual to find them with any orig finish as this one has. Bbl retains most glossy blue with just some holster wear on the left side. Frame and hammer retain strong case colors. Ivory grips are in VG condition with typical wear. Action and bore are VG. This one is a Collector' Dream. Comes complete with Colt Factory Letter.
Modern $ 12,500.
C062 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER
Item # C062
Cal 44-40. 7-1/2" bbl marked "Frontier Six Shooter" on the left side. Carved steer head pearl grips. Bbl retains most blue with slight wear at the muzzle and ejector from holstering. Cylinder has some wear from rotation. Frame and hammer have a good amount of blending case colors. Grips have a chip out at the top and lower corners on the right side. Repair to the top left side corner. VG+ bore. Complete with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 8,500.
C1736 EXTREMELY RARE COLT EXHIBITION ENGRAVED PANEL NICKEL PLATED SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER
Item # C1736
Cal 45. 7-1/2" bbl. Checkered ivory grips of which appear to be replacements by the ill fit. Overall gun is elaborately and delicately engraved by Augustus Friedrich Ulrich who is known to have done a number of the panel scene guns. There is only 6-7 of them known. Quite elaborately engraved with about 75-80% coverage. Panel scene of a bear being shot by a hunter on one side of the frame and a dog and wildlife scene on the other. On top of the backstrap is a mounted Indian with full headdress. Gun is in beautiful shape with most orig nickel intact. The gun is accompanied by a lengthy letter from R.L. Wilson. He has a good deal to say about the rarity and quality of this gun. One of the best guns that I have had. However there are a few sticklers. There is two factory letters on this gun. They show that the gun was shipped twice. Once as a 7-1/2" nickel gun to Hartley & Graham and once as a blued frame gun 10 years later to a firm in St. Paul Minnesota. This gun is no doubt a factory show or exhibition gun. It is in the 32k serial range which a number of these are in. Also one thing that Larry Wilson pointed out is the hammer and ejector rod housing are very professional replacements. The engraving matches. I missed it completely but Wilson didn't. Other than that it is an outstanding gun even with those flaws. The engraving is fare superior to anything I have seen Colt do. Call for more details.
Antique $ $75,000 .
WA14 DOMINION 455 COLT REVOLVER AMMO
Item # WA14
Vintage box of Dominion 455 Colt Revolver Ammunition. Full box of 50. Manufactured by Canadian Industries Limited. This is .445 Webley and made for the British service revolvers. 265 GR. Nice box with clean ammo. Free shipping.
C1947 EARLY COLT 1860 ARMY
Item # C1947-27-47
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.
C075 COLT 1848 BABY DRAGOON
Item # C075
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.
C068 2ND MODEL FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT NEW LINE 38 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # C068
Antique $ 1,350.
C070 FIRST MODEL COLT NEW LINE 22 CALIBER 7-SHOT PISTOL
Item # C070
Antique $ 775.
C066 2ND MODEL NEW LINE 32 CALIBER FACTORY ENGRAVED REVOLVER
Item # C066
Antique $ 950.
C065 2ND MODEL COLT NEW LINE FACTORY ENGRAVED 22 CALIBER REVOLVER
Item # C065
Antique $ 1,475.
C061 COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER FACTORY ENGRAVED
Item # C061
2-1/4 inch barrel chambered in .22 caliber. Engraved nickel finish with pearl grips. Most original fire blue remains on the hammer and trigger. A good amount of nickel remains with some wear to the high points.
Antique $ 1,375.
C063 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER
Item # C063
Antique $ 1,050.
C073 2ND MODEL COLT NEW LINE 22 CALIBER PISTOL
Item # C073
Antique $ 595.
C093 CASED PAIR OF COLT 3RD MODEL 41 CALIBER DERRINGERS
Item # C093
Both are in fine condition with about 95% original dull nickel. Excellent mechanical condition. Fine bores. Case is of the period and is in VG condition. Typical blue velvet lining and cartridge blocks. Guns are overall VG+ to fine. A nice looking set.
Antique $ 2,150.
C1941 RARE COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER
Item # C1941
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.
C106 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY
Item # C106
Cal 45. 4-3/4" bbl. Overall gun shows a fair amount of use with medium to moderate pitting on the frame and side of the bbl. Traces of blue in the fluted parts of the cylinder as well as the cartridge ejector. Excellent functioning action. Traces of case colors on the frame. Gun is in the 343k serial range. Pearl grips. Comes with a period double loop Mexican style holster with 45 cartridge bullet loops and a bowie knife with org sheath. Knife measures a little over 11" with the blade being about 6-1/2". Marked toward the hilt is "Continental Cutlery Company Sheffield England". A nice looking Old Cowboy rig.
Modern $ 4,500.
C105 OUTSTANDING COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER IN .30 CALIBER
Item # C105
Antique $ 1,500.
C102 COLT SINGLE ACTION WITH 7-1/2” BARREL
Item # C102
Cal 32-20. Made in about 1902. Overall gun is in excellent condition with about 90% bbl and backstrap blue. Cylinder retains 90% blue as well with a few minor drag lines. 85-90% case colors on the receiver. Checkered hard rubber grips. Gun is very fine with what appears to be a factory replaced front sight or one that has been filed as it is shorter than usual with a bead on the top. Fine old gun.
Modern $ 5,950.
C100 COLT SINGLE ACTION
Item # C100
Cal 38-40. 5-1/2" bbl. Features rare factory full nickel finish. Overall gun is in excellent condition with an unusual 2-line barrel address missing the first character if each line. 5-1/2" barrels typically have a single line barrel address. The frame has the 2-line patent marking and the Rampant Colt insignia. Manufactured in 1901. VG checkered hard rubber grips. Mechanics are excellent. About 60% original nickel remains. Comes complete with Factory Letter and an interesting document from Red Jackson who owned it in 1970. He later sold it to Tommy Rholes, a serious collector and true gentleman from Texas.
Modern $ 5,750.
C03 HIGH CONDITION COLT SAA
Item # C03
Very good looking 1st gen SAA built in 1913. Cal 45 Colt. 7-1/2" bbl with strong blue showing just a little wear at the muzzle. The ejector shroud also has just a little wear at the high point. The frame has nearly all case colors remaining. This old gun is nice inside and out!
Modern $ 9,250.
C1841 COLT 1862 POCKET NAVY CARTRIDGE CONVERSION REVOLVER
Item # C1841
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 .
C012 EARLY SECOND GENERATION COLT SAA
Item # C012
This is a 5-1/2" bbl SAA in 38 special. Serial number is just over 12k which was shipped in 1957. This is information found on the Colt Factory Letter. A very nice condition Colt with nearly all orig finish remaining. Grips are also like new. Comes with Colt Factory Letter.
Modern $ 2,500.
C161 COLT OPEN TOP REVOLVER IN .22 CALIBER
Item # C161
Antique $ 695.
C502 COLT 1855 ‘ROOT’ POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL 2
Item # C502
.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.
C041 MEDIUM FRAME COLT PUMP ACTION RIFLE
Item # C041
32 Caliber 26 inch octagon barrel and full length mag tube. Correct sights including folding tang sight and buckhorn rear bbl sight. Wood has been lightly cleaned and is not undersized or sanded. Looks good. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl is mostly a plum/brown patina color. Receiver is semi-bright turning a plum/brown. Early 1st model open top style action.
Antique $ 1,675.
C1134 COLT LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION RIFLE IN CALIBER 44
Item # C1134
Standard configuration rifle with 26 inch round bbl, full magazine and rifle butt. This is a fine example with most of the beautiful Colt blue intact and most of the fire blue remaining on the screws. Looks just as good on the inside with a fantastic bore. Most original blue thinning remains on barrel and mag tube. Receiver has most original blue with a few spots of flaking and some slight oxidation. Case colors present on hammer. Crisp action. This is the later style with the smooth grip handle. Orig sights. Sharp markings. Some dings and handling mars on the wood. Originally an export gun with British proof marks. Very nice Colt Lightning rifle.
Antique $ 4,375.
C1762 44 CALIBER COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1762
26" round barrel chambered in 44 WCF caliber with full mag and rifle buttplate. This is a beautiful Colt with most blue remaining on the frame. Some light flaking. Bbl also retains nearly all blue as does the mag tube. Wood is excellent fitting on both upper and lower tang and the frame. The smooth type forearm is also very nice with a chip out of the top of the left side. Just a few usage dings. The outside looks great, but the inside is even better! Bright shiny nearly perfect bore!! This is a beautiful Colt rifle that anyone would be proud to own!
Antique $ 4,500.
C1952 EARLY COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1952
This Colt Lightning Rifle is a medium frame and is chambered in the very popular 44 WCF caliber. 26 inch octagon barrel with full length mag tube. Condition-wise this is a nice rifle with nearly all metal finish remaining. Some light age spots and a little wear here and there. The receiver does have a few scratches on it, and a bit worn down towards the bottom of the receiver. Wood matches the rest of the gun being as being very good. Fits well to the upper and lower tang and the buttplate. Forearm is just as nice. Bore on this gun would be in a very good range, shiny bore with light roughness. Good collectible colt!
Antique $ 4,975.
C088 COLT 1ST SERIES WOODSMAN TARGET PISTOL
Item # C088
Cal 22 LR. 6-5/8" bbl with adjustable sights. Gun shows a good amount of blue with some spots of wear and freckling. 10-round mag is marked "Colt Woodsman Cal 22 LR". Checkered walnut grips show light wear. Great bore and crisp action.
Modern $ 875.
C108A&B PAIR OF MAGNIFICENT CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED COLT SAA’S
Item # C108A&B
Cal 45 Long Colt. These revolvers are pictured on pages 478-481 of "The Art of the Gun: Magnificent Colts, Selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection Vol. II" by Lee and Wilson. Consecutive serial numbered and scroll engraved on most all metal surfaces. Cylinders are gold plated. Backstrap has "George Allen" engraved in script. Pearl grips. Completing the package is a Rhinestone encrusted rig made by "Nudies Rodeo Tailors" who have outfitted some of the best including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Gene Autry, Michael Jackson, Liberace, Glen Campbell, Ronald Reagan and Roy Rogers. Also included are 45 nickel plated cartridges. This is a very fine pair of custom revolvers that retain most of the gold and silver plating with just minor handling mars. Mechanics are crisp. Belt and holster are in excellent condition with just a few absent rhinestones. A stunning package to wear or collect!
Modern $ 16,500 for the set.
C056 COLT 1883 DAMASCUS BARREL 10 GAUGE SXS
Item # C056
Hammerless solid rib SxS shotgun with single brass bead sight and double triggers. Choked improved modified and full. 14-1/4 LOP. Drop at comb is 2". Drop at heel is 3-5/8". 0 cast. Bbls retain a good portion of re-brown with some light wear at the muzzle. Frame shows traces of orig case colors with the balance being a grey color with some brown spotting. Basic engraving that extends to the trigger guard, break lever and forearm hardware. Wood is overall good with a repair at the wrist. Mechanics are good.
Antique $ 2,775.
C039 COLT LEVER ACTION BURGESS RIFLE
Item # C039
Cal 44-40. Orig sights. Oct bbl and full length mag tube. VG shootable bore. Wood has a few dings and missing a few slivers by the lower tang which isn't real noticeable. Rifle style buttplate. Metal has some bad storage with some pitting on the receiver. Bbl is about 60-70% blue turning brown. Good markings and sharp corners. Nice functioning action. A scarce gun as only about 6000 of these were made. They were problematic and many were disposed of.
Antique $ 3,995.
C027 COLT LIGHTNING BABY CARBINE
Item # C027
Cal 44. 20" bbl, medium frame and carbine buttplate. Sights include standard blade front sight and ladder rear sight. Metal shows traces of blue in protected areas with the remainder having turned to a pleasing brown patina. Bore is fairly bright with somewhat rounded rifling, scattered pitting and a ring. There is just barely a shadow of the Rampant Colt on left side of the receiver. Wood has an old refinish and shows lots of use. Worn checkering on the two piece forearm. Complete with correct saddle ring and stud.
Antique $ 2,100.
C1834 RARE NICKEL PLATED COLT LIGHTNING SRC
Item # C1834
20 inch round barrel with full mag. chambered in 38 WCF caliber. There is still traces of nickel but most has turned an antique plum/brown color. Has a VG+ bore. Bright shiny with good rifling. A couple of very light pitting spots towards the muzzle and a very slight amount of scattered roughness. Generally you don't find these bores nearly this good. A decent old Colt with an antique look to it.
Antique $ 3,450.
C1090 COLT MEDIUM FRAME SRC
Item # C1090
Previously in the collection of Alberto de Quintana. I personally bought this gun from his great-great grandson along with the entire collection that was offered for sale. A family legend has it that Colt presented this to him personally while he was the Spain's acting Ambassador to Cuba. The gun is well documented with a lot of paperwork and guaranteed absolutely 100% authentic. Overall condition of the gun is approximately 75% blue starting to tone and plum to a brownish plum patina but still good blue showing. Bore has good rifling with scattered pits. Muted case colors remain on hammer. Original sights. Crisp action. Original wood has a few handling mars but generally VG+ with most varnish remaining. Complete with saddle ring and sling swivels. This is a historically significant gun.
Antique $ 22,500.
C1782 COLT MEDIUM FRAME BABY CARBINE
Item # C1782
Scarce 32-20 WCF caliber. Gun has excellent wood with standard 20 inch carbine configuration. Checkered forearm. All metal is a brown/plum patina. Some very fine pin prick pitting on the receiver. A few buggered screws. Original sights. Nice functioning action. Original saddle ring. The 32-20 is the rarest of all the baby carbines in the Colt line. This is an early first model with no dust cover. It has an interesting importers name inscribed on the top of the receiver. "Watson and Hancock". I believe this would have been done at the factory. English proof marks are evident on bbl and receiver. Still a nice example of an early baby carbine.
Antique $ 4,100.
C1725 COLT LIGHTNING SRC
Item # C1725
Awesome condition 44 WCF caliber medium frame Colt SRC with a 20 inch barrel and full mag. Nearly all bbl, receiver and mag tube blue remains. Receiver has a few scratches and saddle ring wear. Original sights. Crisp action. Some handling marks but VG overall cond. Smooth slide handle wood on the forearm. The bore matches the rest of the gun being VG cond. Still nice case colors on the hammer and Colt fire-blue still visible on the trigger. Sling swivels. Nice example that would fit into any gun collection!
Antique $ 5,975.
C340 COLT LIGHTNING BABY SRC MEDIUM FRAME WITH BRITISH PROOFS
Item # C340
The Baby Carbines were one pound lighter than the standard version. 20 inch round barrel chambered in 44 WCF caliber with a VG bore. Original sights. 80% shiny blue on bbl and receiver, 60% blue on magazine-balance turning a plum/blue coloration. Muted case colors present on hammer. Near exc walnut stocks. Factory Letter confirms this gun was shipped to London, England. A real nice collectable Colt baby carbine.
Antique $ 7,250.
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