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    MAGNIFICENT ENGRAVED AND GOLD PLATED COLT REVOLVER - Serial number 128783, circa 1889. 7½" barrel in .44-40 calibre. This revolver, like the 1873 Model Winchester rifle from the previous lot, was engraved by noted artist/engraver Phillip L. Quigley.

    This revolver is a companion piece to the Winchester rifle. Both firearms are in .44-40 calibre, made in the same year and exhibiting the same theme and quality of the engraver's art. Once again, an original antique Colt single action revolver was refinished to near new condition prior to engraving. Engraving coverage is more profuse than found on 'C' grade engraved Colt single action revolvers. The bust of a Buffalo with stippled background is found on the revolver loading gate. This, along with a duplication of the scroll pattern found on the rifle ties it in nicely with the Winchester rifle. All original Colt factory applied marking and serial numbers are sharp and clear, including the desirable "COLT FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER" legend on the left side of the barrel. Gold was once again the finish of choice for all metal parts along with the contrasting blued components consisting of the hammer, trigger, ejector head and screws.

    A wonderful pair of ivory grips have been fitted to the revolver. The initials "R.D." can be found on the outside bow of the triggerguard. This is truly an outstanding black powder Colt single-action revolver, sure to please the most discriminating collector.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    11th Sunday
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