Beautiful New York Engraved Colt Single Action Army .44 Etched Carved Snake & Eagle Ivory
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Category: Colt Revolvers - Single Action Army - 1st. Gen - Colt Revolvers - Antique
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Fantastic New York Engraved Colt Single Action Army Etched Panel with carved snake & eagle ivory grips! Serial number 51184 is accompanied by a Colt archive letter confirming the characteristics of the Colt as it left the factory as a .44/40 cal, barrel length not listed, blue finish, grips not listed and shipped to J.P. Moores & Sons in New York on February 5, 1879 in a shipment of 50 guns. The remarks on the letter indicate the barrel length would have been 7 1/2” and the stocks would have been walnut as those were the standard features during this time period. The Colt Factory did not start shipping “soft” finish guns for engraving outside the factory until 1881. Prior to that time, it was common practice for retailers to pull a blue gun from inventory and send it to a local engraver to fill a customer’s order. The gun is beautifully engraved in a typical New York style pattern with Germanic scrolls and punch dot backgrounds, likely from the L.D. Nimschke shop. The engraving remains sharp and deep with very little wear. The is a significant amount of the original nickel remaining that was NY applied to the gun after engraving. The markings are all clear and well struck. The serial numbers match on the frame, triggerguard and backstrap with the last 4 digits on the cylinder. There is a very minor amount of pitting on the cylinder. The “COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER” etched panel is a little faint but all readable on the side of the barrel. All factory applied markings are clear and sharp. The carved, ivory grips are in beautiful condition and slightly undersized to the grip frame. The action functions flawlessly and the bore is very good. This is an outstanding Colt that would be welcome in any advanced collection. Free, Insured Shipping direct to your door where allowed by law in the contiguous US states. More photos can be provided upon request. Please email any questions to kcathlina at aol.
Price: $18,500 Free Shipping