Custom Engraved and Gold Inlaid First Series Colt Woodsman Target Pistol
Rock Island’s Fantastic Spring Regional Firearms Auction June 27 & 28, 2009
Rock Island Auction Company – -(AmmoLand.com)- Manufactured in 1925 and subsequently custom engraved with fine floral scrollwork with punch dot background on the slide, frame, slide release and 1 inch rear and 1/2 inch front barrel sections.
There are gold inlay wire borders on the sides of the slide and frame with a gold barrel band on the muzzle. Simple scroll lines are above and below the standard left slide caliber markings. The engraver's initials, which appear to be intertwined “JTB”, are marked behind the adjustable rear sight.
The left side of the barrel has the standard two-line Colt Hartford address/patent dates (1903 and 1918). Fitted with checkered grips with diamonds around the screw.
Refinished and custom engraved with virtually all of the current blue finish remaining with only the slightest handling marks. The grips are near new with only the slightest handling marks. The markings are clear. The engraving is clear and crisp. ( See RIA Auction for Exact Condition Details)
Auction Estimate: $2,500 – $3,500
Rock Island Auction Company announces the next Regional Firearms auction to be held at their facilities in Moline, IL. The huge success of our premier sale ($8.5 million) proves that people are investing in what they know: firearms are solid investments that hold value through economic downturns.
Investing and collecting opportunities abound at Rock Island’s fantastic Spring Regional Auction to be held June 27 & 28, 2009. At a time when the stock market changes daily, gun collectors are seeing the worth of their investments.
Hard assets are the place to invest your money and gun values continue to rise. This auction has firearms for every level of collecting and investing from Colts to Winchesters and the hundreds of high quality sporting arms. Rock Island’s continued sell through rate of over 97% proves that items that come to RIAC are for sale and now is your chance to make a solid investment.
Rock Island Auction Company has been solely owned and operated by Patrick Hogan. This company was conceived on the idea that both the sellers and buyers should be completely informed and provided a professional venue for a true auction. After working with two other auction companies, Mr. Hogan began Rock Island Auction in 1993. Rock Island Auction Company has grown to be one of the top firearms auction houses in the nation. Under Mr. Hogan’s guidance the company has experienced growth each and every year; and he is the first to say it is his staff’s hard work and determination that have yielded such results.