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    Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver Inscribed to Rodeo Queen Lulu Parr.
    Serial no. 77878, .45 caliber, 7 1/2-inch barrel with Hartford address. Nickel-plated finish with fire-blued trigger. Custom scroll-engraved over fine punch-dot background over most of the gun. Wavy-line borders on barrel and frame. 3-line, 3-date patent marking left side of frame. Smooth walnut grips. Backstrap is hand engraved: TO LULU PARR FROM ZACK MILLER. Top of grip strap, below hammer, is an engraved likeness of a cowgirl with revolver on a bucking horse. Sold together with a factory letter confirming an 1883 ship date to J.P.Moores Sons, NY also states the gun was nickel-plated, .45 caliber and interprets "barrel length not listed" as 7 1/2-inch since this length was "considered standard issue for that time."

    Condition: Very good to fine as custom engraved. Retaining approximately 40-50% of the nickel-plating, the balance a polished steel finish with scattered patches of fine pitting. Flaking of nickel observed at muzzle. Grips fine with traces of old varnish and just a few small dings. Old repair to left grip heel. Action tight. Bore very good with light wear and some very light pitting.

    Lulu Parr was a western cowgirl and championship horsewoman. As a bronc rider she thrilled Wild West Show audiences for many years during the early 20th century. Her association with The Miller Brothers 101 Ranch (1910-1913) is well-documented. What ties her to this gun is just the inscription.


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    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    14th Sunday
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