Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
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.
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.
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.
C091 HARTFORD ARMS MODEL 1925 TARGET PISTOL
Item # C091
Modern $ 550 sold.
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 "Ca l22 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.
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.
C1954 COLT MODEL 1908 ENGRAVED PISTOL
Item # C1954
This superb vest pocket comes in original Colt wooden presentation case. The gun itself is possibly unfired. Engraved with nickel finish. The vest pocket was the smallest Colt semi-auto. Cal 25. Gun is equipped with Mother of Pearl grips. Nice little Colt!
Modern $ 2,995.
C1930 COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER
Item # C1930-27-741
This is the Model 1877 Lightning DA revolver in cal 38 Colt. This one has the scarce 6" bbl. A good looking gun with 85-90% blue on the bbl with light wear at the muzzle. On the left side of the muzzle there is light pitting which indicates it may have laid on something. The rest of the blue is all good and all markings are excellent. Nearly all blue on the cylinder with light wear at the high points. Still case colors visible on the frame and vivid fire blue remaining on the trigger and hammer. Hard rubber grips are in VG cond with no cracks or losses. Works in both single and double action modes. VG bore.
Modern $ 2,875.
C083 COLT 1878 FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER
Item # C083
Cal 44-40. 7-1/2" bbl, 6-shot fluted cylinder and hard rubber Rampant Colt grips. Traces of blue remains on bbl and frame with some very light pitting. Grips have light areas of wear. Lanyard ring . Good bore and nice action.
Modern $ 1,975.
C028 COLT LIGHTNING SMALL FRAME RIFLE
Item # C028
Cal 22 RF. 24" oct bbl with standard sights and hard rubber buttplate. The elevator is missing from the rear sight. Metal retains a good amount of blue with some thinning and wear at the carry points. Some case color remains on the hammer. Good bore. Wood is overall in good condition with a chip out at the toe.
Antique $ 1,175.
C043 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C043
Cal 22 RF. 24" oct bbl with standard sights and hard rubber buttplate. Metal retains a good amount of blue with some thinning and wear. Bore has visible rifling with light scattered roughness. Wood is overall in good condition.
Modern $ 1,895.
C13 HISTORIC 44 CALIBER COLT BABY LIGHTNING SRC WITH IMPERIAL GERMAN MARKINGS
Item # C13
This gun is 1 of 6 that was used by the Kaiser's Home Guards. Others markings indicate the regiment and the soldier it was issued to. The Lightning Baby Carbine was 1 pound lighter than the Carbine. 20 inch barrel chambered in 44 Cal. with 95% original bbl blue, mag tube about the same with slight toning. Bright shiny bore. Traces of case color remain visible on the hammer. Receiver also has quite a lot of original blue turning to a plum patina. Crisp action. Wood very near excellent. Great little baby! Factory Letter.
Antique $ 8,500.
C1632 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN
Item # C1632
Modern $ 2,375.
C1885 COLT PRE-WOODSMAN
Item # C1885
This is a nice cond Colt semi-auto 22 in 29k serial range. It has the early features such as the thin bbl. Overall cond is very nice with 90-95% blue remaining. Orig wooden grips are in VG cond. Also does have the orig Colt magazine. Nice gun inside and out!
Modern $ 1,295.
C1945 COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # C1945-27-738
Typical 1860 showing it's age. This gun had probably some poor storage with some pitting on the bbl and cylinder. Looks like someone cleaned it years ago and put some sort of finish on it which has mostly worn off. 86k serial range. Numbers matching except for the wedge. Grips are pretty good cond with just a couple of light chips out. Fit is VG.
Antique $ 1,595.
C1735 FACTORY DOCUMENTED GOLD AND SILVER PLATED HELFRICH ENGRAVED COLT SA
Item # C1735-27-716
7-1/2" bbl. 45 cal. Ivory grips. 56k serial range. Overall gun is in outstanding cond retaining a considerable amount of orig finish. Aged toning to the silver. Some loss to the gold especially to the hammer. Mechanical cond is excellent. Elaborately engraved with 3/4 coverage in beautifully done scroll work. Typical of Helfrich. Guaranteed all orig and complete with Factory Letter from the Colt Firearm Company as well as a Letter from R.L. Wilson. Just a Great gun!!
Antique $ 85,000.
C1898 ANTIQUE COLT SAA
Item # C1898
7-1/2" in 45 cal. A pretty good looking old Colt that has aged to a mostly grey patina on both bbl and frame. It looks like it was cleaned many years ago and is aging back. Nice replacement grips. Bore does have light to moderate pitting and roughness. Could use a good cleaning. Action is very nice on this Colt. Comes with a nice old holster and Deputy Sheriff's badge. Antique Colt single actions are very desirable and hard to find.
Antique $ 4,950.
C1949 45 CALIBER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY
Item # C1949-27-721
High condition very impressive looking Colt. 7-1/2" bbl in 45 Colt. A somewhat later gun in the 350k serial range. Very nice case colors remaining. Blue is also very nice. Light wear at the muzzle and a little at the side of the bbl. The inevitable drag line on the cylinder and a few marks. Grips are in excellent condition. Just as pretty on the inside with a near excellent bore. Good solid collectible Colt. Comes with a Colt Letter.
Modern $ 7,950.
C01 HIGH CONDITION 45 CALIBER COLT SAA
Item # C01-27-719
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.
C1912 RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY COLT
Item # C1912 -27-751
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.
Modern $ 4,375.
C06 COLT SAA WITH STEER’S HEAD GRIP
Item # C06 -27-735
Very good looking Colt with pearl grips and the steer head on the right side. There is a small chip out in the top corner. Cal 45 Colt with 5-1/2" bbl. Inside is a beautiful bright shiny bore. This classic Colt was built in 1908.
Modern $ 10,750.
C1904 EXTREMELY RARE COLT 1860 WITH LONDON ADDRESS
Item # C1904-27-750
There were quite a few 1860 Army's produced but only a handful that have the London address. It reads "-Address Col. Colt London-". All matching number gun at 168k serial range. A good solid old Colt with some of the cylinder scene still visible. A few spots of light pitting on the bbl but overall the metal is VG. This gun was carried quite a bit evident by the wear pattern on the muzzle. Grips have an attractive well used look. Action is nice and the bore is VG. There is several research papers on London Colts that accompany this gun that make for some interesting reading. A rare desirable Colt.
Antique $ 8,500.
C1409 CASED COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PISTOL
Item # C1409-27-755
3-1/4" bbl. 28 cal. Full fluted cylinder. 2,5XX serial range and referred to as a 3rd Model. Overall gun very nice with about 80% bright blue. Nicely cased with correct loading tool, bullet mould, and powder flask. Excellent+ condition!
Antique $ 4,500 .
C1450 BEAUTIFUL HIGH CONDITION DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED LONDON NAVY
Item # C1450
This gun features a very elaborate deluxe relief style engraving on the frame, back part of the bbl lug, muzzle, trigger guard and the bottom of the grip. The Colt patent markings on the side of the frame are done in a flowing banner style. The back shields of the frame have floral motif. Quite striking! Gun also features the typical 1 marking on the bottom of the frame and on the bottom of the grip strap indicating it is a specially produced gun intended for engraving. 42,XXX serial range with all matching numbers. Retains virtually all of the cylinder scene. Dlx grips are quite stunning with virtually all the high gloss piano finish lacquer remaining. There were a number of London model 1851 Navy revolvers in the 42000 serial range that were unsold at the time that the Civil War was developing in this country about 1860-1861. I believe this gun was returned to the US. The reason is because it appears to have some Civil War markings on the bottom of the grip such as "Company D 1862" and on the right heel is scratched " J K 22 MI". Beautifully cased in an English style case featuring the original cleaning rod, nipple tool, loading tool, Colt Navy flask by James Dickson as well as a percussion cap box. The case is lined with red velour and in near excellent condition. Showing only a minimal amount of handling. Gun retains a considerable amount of high gloss polished blue finish on the bbl as well as on the cylinder. The trigger guard is of iron which all the London Navy were made of and retains a considerable amount of silver plate. Traces of case colors on the frame and the engraving is fantastic. One of the fanciest Colts I think I have seen. Excellent plus inside and out. Hard to beat.
Antique $ 29,500.
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