Dead man's gun, Colt Bisley .38-40 cal., 4-3/4” barrel
Guns International #: 101320286 Seller's Inventory #: RJT#5251
Category: Colt Revolvers - Bisley - Colt Revolvers - Single Action Army - 1st. Gen
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Seller: River Junction Trade Co.
Company: Box 275 McGregor, Ia. 52157
Member Since: 10/20/09
First Name: Jim
Last Name: Boeke
Country: United States
Phone: (563) 880-4588
Phone2: (563) 880-4588
Fax: (563) 873-3647
Number of Active Listings: 165
Total Number of Listings: 2444
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, M O, Personal check
Colt Bisley Model single action revolver, DEAD MAN'S GUN .38-40 cal., 4-3/4” barrel, Mostly grey finish, with well worn checkered hard rubber grips. Serial #234319 manufactured in 1902. Shipped to Speers Hardware Co. FORT SMITH ARKANSAS. This gun is in overall good condition showing some surface pitting on the ejector rod and cylinder with a pretty darn good bore. The action is crisp and tight. Most markings are sharp and clear with "Bisley Model" fading. (See photos). This is the gun that Willie Leahy was firing wildly as he and his brother Harry were drunk and whooping it up in Mathis, Texas. The worn grips have the Initials E.L.W. (Edward Leahy William) on the inside of the right grip. What a pleasure to find an old Colt that hasn't been messed with as verified by the Colt archival letter. This gun was likely taken off of Willie Leahy by Sheriff Dave Odem as Willie lay dead at the corner of Front St. and San Patrico Ave. after being shot by, Sheriff Odem's Deputy in Mathis Tx. The story of this fracas and the Leahy family is too extensive to go into here. Follow the links I have provided and you will enjoy the search yourself, be patient as it has may twist and turns before it gets to Willies death. Just for fun here is a picture of Sheriff Odem who must have sold this old piece of Texas history many years ago. Also included is the Colt Letter and some research. The Letter from H.F. Pape is not accurate. If you read the story, You will understand why he was confused by the Timon-Leahy relationship. It took me a couple of times rereading it before it came together in my mind.
We always answer questions and entertain offers. Firearms Manufactured after 1898 must be shipped to an FFL dealer or C & R. License holder. This is considered a Curio & Relic firearm and can be shipped directly to you in the USA if you hold a C&R License. Adult signature required. ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first. Adult signature required upon delivery.
Payment: Item, can be ordered with a credit card or paypal on our sight. Just Google (riverjunction) and type in the River Junction Trade Co. item number (5251) in the search box. Before you checkout you will see shipping cost and total. OR If you prefer: Pay by cash, postal money order, cashiers check, personal & business checks. We wait for checks to clear. Call me 563-880-4588. Jim We qualify some of our items as eligible for our LAYAWAY PROGRAM. We accept Bank Check, Money order, Personal checks or wire transfer. Items over $1000.00 can layaway at 1/3 down and 1/3 in 30 days and balance in the following 30 days. No discount is offered on layaway items. We are open to offers at any other time.
Price: WAS $3895.00 >>>>>>---------> NOW $3395.00