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    Cole Agee Engraved

    Cole Agee Engraved Colt Detective Special Double Action Revolver.
    Serial no. 498424, .38 caliber, 2-inch barrel with serrated fixed front sight and frame notch rear sight. Blued finish with two-piece smooth natural grips with Colt medallions. Extensive full coverage scrollwork from Master Engraver Cole Agee.
    Note: This is one of three guns in this sale owned by Chief Lynn "Tim" Kennedy of Van Wert, OH. According to family documents provided, these 3 Cole Agee engraved guns were personally bought by Chief Kennedy and sent to Agee at different times for embellishment and engraving. Chief Kennedy developed a friendship with Agee as early as 1948, as seen by the letters. Unfortunately, the guns are not mentioned by serial number in the letters, but clearly the work of Cole Agee. One handwritten letter from Agee reads "Made a pretty pair and would like to have a photo of them if you can make me one" obviously talking about Lots 40344 and 40346. Photocopies of all the available letters accompany each lot.

    Condition: Excellent as configured and refinished at time of engraving. Overall showing very light handling wear. Thin spot to base of backstrap. Grips excellent. Action crisp. Bore good, one patch of pitting.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2016
    12th Sunday
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