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    Superb 1879-delivered Colt Single Action Army Revolver, Attributed to a New Mexico Trading Post Agent. Serial number 40710, 7½" barrel. Original nickel finish is 98% present, and the gun appears to have had minimal use. Tight, crisp action. Beautiful overall engraving is not factory, but appears to have been done early on. Carved antler grips are replacements. According to the Colt factory letter (included), this gun was shipped July 22, 1879, one of a shipment of 400 to Wexwell & Degress, who had locations in both New York and Mexico City.

    The gun is accompanied, as purchased by consignor, by an 1878-dated carte de visite photo of Emerson Hayes, identified as "agent of Trading Post Northwest Territory." No further documentation of ownership is available, but in any event this is a beautifully engraved Colt in exceptional condition.
    From the Estate of John R. Eckel, Sr. For more information on this estate, please view the article "An Antique Love Story".

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    14th Saturday
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