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    ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION REVOLVER WITH "STEER HEAD" IVORY GRIPS - Serial number 88180, circa 1883. 5 ½" barrel in .45 calibre. Vintage engraving pattern commensurate with New York style of the period. Body of scrolls pattern quite deep and of good quality. Engraving coverage is absent only on the hammer. All physical features and stampings on this revolver are factory original and standard for the model. Fitted with an attractive pair of two piece steer head ivory grips.

    Condition: The number 8 located between the 1 and 0 on the frame, backstrap and triggerguard is an overstamp of a 7. Believed to be a factory error as the 8 used to overstamp the 7 is identical to the other 8s in the serial number, only a little deeper. Revolver has been buffed and cleaned during its lifetime but not to a point that detracts from the overall appearance of this nicely engraved specimen. Coloring has been added to all metal surfaces giving them a relative uniform grey appearance. The two piece ivory grips are a reasonable fit to the straps. The carved steer head on the right grip has a wonderful aged patina. The left grip is very attractive but somewhat lighter in color than the right grip. The wood spacer between the two grips is in two pieces, essentially laminated. Ejector rod head and base pin are either buffed bright or are plated.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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