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    Rare Factory Engraved Colt Single Action Revolver Shipped to San Antonio with Factory Carved Steer Head Pearl Grips.
    Serial no. 343205, .45 caliber, 5 1/2-inch barrel with single-line Hartford address. Nickel-plated finish with very fine scroll-engraving showing a late Glahn pattern with engraved "V" on top of the backstrap surrounded by scrollwork that extends to triggerguard and edges of backstrap. Carved factory Steer Head pearl grips. Each grip panel with three gold Mexican coins inlaid among gold cactus blossom conchos and engraved gold diamond shape conchos. Right grip panel with steer head having gold horns and ruby eyes. Sold together with a Colt Factory letter confirming current configuration including factory engraving and "Pearl carved Steer Head" stocks. Letter also confirms that this gun was shipped in 1922 to San Antonio, Texas. Also accompanying this lot is a copy of a note card from "Chas. Schreiner III, Mt. Home, Texas" also confirming the current configuration including "Almost Mint" for condition. Note includes date and location of a 1983 purchase in Ft. Worth, Texas.

    Condition: Excellent. Retaining approximately 95-98% original finish. Minor spotting on barrel and ejector rod housing near muzzle. Cylinder with minor staining. Mirror bright bore. Action crisp and tight.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    8th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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