RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY COLT
Guns International #: 100812909 Seller's Inventory #: C1912
Category: Colt Revolvers - Police Positive - Colt Revolvers - Double Action Pre-War
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Number of Active Listings: 1173
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
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.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. Just recently we mailed the 127th edition of our privately-published catalog. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 4,375.