Nimschke Engraved Colt SAA, Circa in 1882
Guns International #: 101411790 Seller's Inventory #: Item #1484
Category: Colt Revolvers - Antique - Colt Revolvers - Single Action Army - 1st. Gen
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Seller: Clarks Antiques
Member Since: 9/22/19
First Name: Clark
Last Name: Linss
Country: United States
Phone: (541) 389-9302
Number of Active Listings: 20
Total Number of Listings: 35
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
We ship USPS registered mail
Payment Types Accepted: Personal Checks or Major Credit Cards
This gun show decades of use from its many years in service and much worn condition. The gun was shipped to Schoverling, Daly & Gales, New York City in 1882, in the “soft” for engraving per factory letter (included). It was engraved by Nimschke, nickel plated and checkered ivory grips were installed. The engraving is identical to the Sheriffs Model SAA, #80118, pictured in “The Colt Engraving Book” (2nd edition) by R. L. Wilson, under “L. D. Nimschke”, page 342. That gun was also shipped to Schoverling, Daly & Gales in the soft.
The patent dates are completely worn away and the barrel addresses nearly the same with only “USA” vaguely showing. All visible serial numbers match and are still readable as well as the “45 CAL” on the trigger guard. The engraving is extremely worn on the recoil shields (nearly gone) and the cylinder engraving is very worn, but visible. Engraving on the frame and barrel, although worn, still shows nicely. The checkered ivory grips also show a great deal of wear and period repairs, but no major losses. Only about 10% of the nickel plate is left in protected corners and on the trigger guard bow. The rest of the gun has gone to a dull grey metal color. The mechanics are good and the bore is good. All parts appear to be original except for some screws. The 7 ½” barrel has been cut down to 5 ½”, fitting the needs of a gunfighters requirements for quick draw and fast shooting. If we only knew by who and where.
A great old Colt SAA from the early days of the Wild West.
We at Clarks Antiques have been avid collectors of old west antiques for nearly 50 years. We have been actively buying and selling these items since 2000. It is our goal to provide you with authentic period items with complete and accurate descriptions at our home on line. Search for Clarks Antiques in google. For domestic sale only.
Shipped via USPS Registered mail
*Will not ship guns or any items with ivory to California, Washington State, New York, New Jersey, or Hawaii because these states have a total ban on ALL ivory sales – new or antique.
Price: $13,000.00 plus shipping & insurance.