Extraordinary Factory Engraved Pre-War Colt Single Action Army Revolver with Medallion Pearl Grips
PREMIERE Firearms Auction December 4th, 5th, & 6th
Rock Island Auction Company – -(AmmoLand.com)- This extraordinary factory engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolver was manufactured in 1934.
The revolver is nickel plated fitted with two-piece pearl grips with silver Colt medallions and decorated with Grade “C” factory engraving executed by master engraver Wilbur A. Glahn. The revolver features tight American scroll work on a punch-dot background with floral highlights.
The engraving is very similar to the Grade C engraving on Colt Single Action serial number 356542 illustrated on page 583 of “THE COLT ENGRAVING BOOK, VOL II” by R.L. Wilson (No factory records are available on this vintage of Colt SAA as the factory lost the record book). The top of the revolver barrel is roll-stamped: “COLT’S PT.F.A. MFG. Co HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” in an engraved panel. The left side of the barrel is roll-stamped: “COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY .45” in an engraved panel. The left side of the frame has the Colt two-date in two-line patent makings followed by the Rampant Colt trademark.
The markings are contained in panels created by the engraved scrollwork. The serial number, “355128” is located in an engraved panel on the bottom of the frame and stamped on the right side of the trigger guard and backstrap underneath the grips. The inside of the loading gate is numbered “5128”. The rear face of the cylinder is stamped with the partial serial number “28”. All of the serial numbers match. The left side of the trigger guard is stamped with the assembler’s number “3” above the Colt Triangle, “V/P” proof mark. An “F” is stamped in the hammer well above the firing pin hole.
Excellent plus. The revolver retains 99% plus of the original nickel-plated finish. The engraving is crisp and deep.
The pearl grips are in excellent condition with a couple of imperfections on the right panel and light handling marks. This is an outstanding example of the highest level of factory engraving offered by Colt executed by one of the best 20th Century firearms engravers.
This magnificent revolver is in exceptional condition and would be a standout piece in the most advanced Colt collection. ( See RIA Auction for Exact Condition Details)
Auction Estimate: $50,000 – $70,000
Rock Island Auction Company announces the next Premiere Firearms auction to be held at their facilities in Moline, IL. The huge success of our previous sales 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 Premiere Firearms Auction December 4Th, 5Th, & 6Th. 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.