Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
C108A&B PAIR OF MAGNIFICENT CONSECUTIVE NUMBERED COLT SAA’S
Item # C108A&B
Cal 45 Long Colt. These revolvers are pictured on pages 478-481 of "The Art of the Gun: Magnificent Colts, Selections from the Robert M. Lee Collection Vol. II" by Lee and Wilson. Consecutive serial numbered and scroll engraved on most all metal surfaces. Cylinders are gold plated. Backstrap has "George Allen" engraved in script. Pearl grips. Completing the package is a Rhinestone encrusted rig made by "Nudies Rodeo Tailors" who have outfitted some of the best including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Gene Autry, Michael Jackson, Liberace, Glen Campbell, Ronald Reagan and Roy Rogers. Also included are 45 nickel plated cartridges. This is a very fine pair of custom revolvers that retain most of the gold and silver plating with just minor handling mars. Mechanics are crisp. Belt and holster are in excellent condition with just a few absent rhinestones. A stunning package to wear or collect!
Modern $ 16,500 for the set.
C056 COLT 1883 DAMASCUS BARREL 10 GAUGE SXS
Item # C056
Hammerless solid rib SxS shotgun with single brass bead sight and double triggers. Choked improved modified and full. 14-1/4 LOP. Drop at comb is 2". Drop at heel is 3-5/8". 0 cast. Bbls retain a good portion of re-brown with some light wear at the muzzle. Frame shows traces of orig case colors with the balance being a grey color with some brown spotting. Basic engraving that extends to the trigger guard, break lever and forearm hardware. Wood is overall good with a repair at the wrist. Mechanics are good.
Antique $ 2,775.
C039 COLT LEVER ACTION BURGESS RIFLE
Item # C039
Cal 44-40. Orig sights. Oct bbl and full length mag tube. VG shootable bore. Wood has a few dings and missing a few slivers by the lower tang which isn't real noticeable. Rifle style buttplate. Metal has some bad storage with some pitting on the receiver. Bbl is about 60-70% blue turning brown. Good markings and sharp corners. Nice functioning action. A scarce gun as only about 6000 of these were made. They were problematic and many were disposed of.
Antique $ 3,995.
C027 COLT LIGHTNING BABY CARBINE
Item # C027
Cal 44. 20" bbl, medium frame and carbine buttplate. Sights include standard blade front sight and ladder rear sight. Metal shows traces of blue in protected areas with the remainder having turned to a pleasing brown patina. Bore is fairly bright with somewhat rounded rifling, scattered pitting and a ring. There is just barely a shadow of the Rampant Colt on left side of the receiver. Wood has an old refinish and shows lots of use. Worn checkering on the two piece forearm. Complete with correct saddle ring and stud.
Antique $ 2,100.
C1834 RARE NICKEL PLATED COLT LIGHTNING SRC
Item # C1834
20 inch round barrel with full mag. chambered in 38 WCF caliber. There is still traces of nickel but most has turned an antique plum/brown color. Has a VG+ bore. Bright shiny with good rifling. A couple of very light pitting spots towards the muzzle and a very slight amount of scattered roughness. Generally you don't find these bores nearly this good. A decent old Colt with an antique look to it.
Antique $ 3,450.
C1090 COLT MEDIUM FRAME SRC
Item # C1090
Previously in the collection of Alberto de Quintana. I personally bought this gun from his great-great grandson along with the entire collection that was offered for sale. A family legend has it that Colt presented this to him personally while he was the Spain's acting Ambassador to Cuba. The gun is well documented with a lot of paperwork and guaranteed absolutely 100% authentic. Overall condition of the gun is approximately 75% blue starting to tone and plum to a brownish plum patina but still good blue showing. Bore has good rifling with scattered pits. Muted case colors remain on hammer. Original sights. Crisp action. Original wood has a few handling mars but generally VG+ with most varnish remaining. Complete with saddle ring and sling swivels. This is a historically significant gun.
Antique $ 22,500.
C1782 COLT MEDIUM FRAME BABY CARBINE
Item # C1782
Scarce 32-20 WCF caliber. Gun has excellent wood with standard 20 inch carbine configuration. Checkered forearm. All metal is a brown/plum patina. Some very fine pin prick pitting on the receiver. A few buggered screws. Original sights. Nice functioning action. Original saddle ring. The 32-20 is the rarest of all the baby carbines in the Colt line. This is an early first model with no dust cover. It has an interesting importers name inscribed on the top of the receiver. "Watson and Hancock". I believe this would have been done at the factory. English proof marks are evident on bbl and receiver. Still a nice example of an early baby carbine.
Antique $ 4,100.
C1725 COLT LIGHTNING SRC
Item # C1725
Awesome condition 44 WCF caliber medium frame Colt SRC with a 20 inch barrel and full mag. Nearly all bbl, receiver and mag tube blue remains. Receiver has a few scratches and saddle ring wear. Original sights. Crisp action. Some handling marks but VG overall cond. Smooth slide handle wood on the forearm. The bore matches the rest of the gun being VG cond. Still nice case colors on the hammer and Colt fire-blue still visible on the trigger. Sling swivels. Nice example that would fit into any gun collection!
Antique $ 5,975.
C1134 COLT LIGHTNING SLIDE ACTION RIFLE IN CALIBER 44
Item # C1134
Standard configuration rifle with 26 inch round bbl, full magazine and rifle butt. This is a fine example with most of the beautiful Colt blue intact and most of the fire blue remaining on the screws. Looks just as good on the inside with a fantastic bore. Most original blue thinning remains on barrel and mag tube. Receiver has most original blue with a few spots of flaking and some slight oxidation. Case colors present on hammer. Crisp action. This is the later style with the smooth grip handle. Orig sights. Sharp markings. Some dings and handling mars on the wood. Originally an export gun with British proof marks. Very nice Colt Lightning rifle.
Antique $ 4,375.
C340 COLT LIGHTNING BABY SRC MEDIUM FRAME WITH BRITISH PROOFS
Item # C340
The Baby Carbines were one pound lighter than the standard version. 20 inch round barrel chambered in 44 WCF caliber with a VG bore. Original sights. 80% shiny blue on bbl and receiver, 60% blue on magazine-balance turning a plum/blue coloration. Muted case colors present on hammer. Near exc walnut stocks. Factory Letter confirms this gun was shipped to London, England. A real nice collectable Colt baby carbine.
Antique $ 7,250.
C058 MEDIUM FRAME COLT LIGHTNING
Item # C058
Cal 38-40. 26" oct bbl, full length mag and crescent butt. Sights include a Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Metal retains above average amount of original finish overall with some slight edge wear. Stocks are in fine condition with just light handling wear. Bright shiny bore. This is a nice Medium Frame Colt Lightning!
Modern $ 4,995.
C082 COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER
Item # C082
Cal 36. 7-1/2" bbl, walnut grips and 6-shot cylinder. All matching number except for wedge which is un-numbered. A name is lightly scratched on right side of bbl and more visible on bottom of grip strap. "D T Ball" maybe? Metal is mostly a gray with some light pitting. Traces of case color remain on hammer. Grips show heavy wear with dents and chips.
Antique $ 2,100.
C1954 COLT MODEL 1908 ENGRAVED PISTOL
Item # C1954
This superb vest pocket comes in original Colt wooden presentation case. The gun itself is possibly unfired. Engraved with nickel finish. The vest pocket was the smallest Colt semi-auto. Cal 25. Gun is equipped with Mother of Pearl grips. Nice little Colt!
Modern $ 2,995.
C081 COLT LONDON NAVY REVOLVER
Item # C081
Cal 36. 7-1/2" octagon bbl.6-shot roll engraved cylinder has faint but visible scene. All matching numbers including the wedge. Metal is mostly gray in color. Brass trigger guard and backstrap. Walnut grips that have seen a lot of use. They are worn and dinged and have 4 notches cut into the right grip. Bore shows good rifling with some areas of light pits. The Model 1851 Navy was one of Colt’s most popular cap-and-ball “belt pistols,” and more than 250,000 were produced between 1851 and 1873. But approximately 42,000, bearing their own set of serial numbers, were manufactured in London, rather than Hartford, Conn.—an interesting variation for collectors.
Antique $ 2,275.
C1930 COLT LIGHTNING REVOLVER
Item # C1930-27-741
This is the Model 1877 Lightning DA revolver in cal 38 Colt. This one has the scarce 6" bbl. A good looking gun with 85-90% blue on the bbl with light wear at the muzzle. On the left side of the muzzle there is light pitting which indicates it may have laid on something. The rest of the blue is all good and all markings are excellent. Nearly all blue on the cylinder with light wear at the high points. Still case colors visible on the frame and vivid fire blue remaining on the trigger and hammer. Hard rubber grips are in VG cond with no cracks or losses. Works in both single and double action modes. VG bore.
Modern $ 2,875.
C1915 US MARKED COLT 1902 ALASKAN OR PHILIPPINE DA REVOLVER
Item # C1915
Has "RAC" inspectors marks. Cal 45, original 6" bbl and a nice bore. VG replacement grips. Original lanyard loop at the bottom of the butt. Gun appears to have a very well done refinish a long time ago and retains most of the finish with only a little wear at the muzzle end. We believe it is an arsenal refinish. Action functions nicely.
Modern $ 1,850.
C083 COLT 1878 FRONTIER SIX SHOOTER
Item # C083
Cal 44-40. 7-1/2" bbl, 6-shot fluted cylinder and hard rubber Rampant Colt grips. Traces of blue remains on bbl and frame with some very light pitting. Grips have light areas of wear. Lanyard ring . Good bore and nice action.
Modern $ 1,975.
C028 COLT LIGHTNING SMALL FRAME RIFLE
Item # C028
Cal 22 RF. 24" oct bbl with standard sights and hard rubber buttplate. The elevator is missing from the rear sight. Metal retains a good amount of blue with some thinning and wear at the carry points. Some case color remains on the hammer. Good bore. Wood is overall in good condition with a chip out at the toe.
Antique $ 1,175.
C1762 44 CALIBER COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1762
26" round barrel chambered in 44 WCF caliber with full mag and rifle buttplate. This is a beautiful Colt with most blue remaining on the frame. Some light flaking. Bbl also retains nearly all blue as does the mag tube. Wood is excellent fitting on both upper and lower tang and the frame. The smooth type forearm is also very nice with a chip out of the top of the left side. Just a few usage dings. The outside looks great, but the inside is even better! Bright shiny nearly perfect bore!! This is a beautiful Colt rifle that anyone would be proud to own!
Antique $ 4,500.
C043 SMALL FRAME COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C043
Cal 22 RF. 24" oct bbl with standard sights and hard rubber buttplate. Metal retains a good amount of blue with some thinning and wear. Bore has visible rifling with light scattered roughness. Wood is overall in good condition.
Modern $ 1,895.
C022 ANTIQUE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY
Item # C022
Nice early gun in the 37k serial range. Nickel plated with most nickel worn or flaked off. 5-1/2" bbl in 45 Colt. Exposed metal is a deep antique brown. Bore is at least good if not VG. Action works good. Original grips show quite a bit of wear but are still all there.
Antique $ 4,100 .
C041 MEDIUM FRAME COLT PUMP ACTION RIFLE
Item # C041
32 Caliber 26 inch octagon barrel and full length mag tube. Correct sights including folding tang sight and buckhorn rear bbl sight. Wood has been lightly cleaned and is not undersized or sanded. Looks good. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl is mostly a plum/brown patina color. Receiver is semi-bright turning a plum/brown. Early 1st model open top style action.
Antique $ 1,675.
C13 HISTORIC 44 CALIBER COLT BABY LIGHTNING SRC WITH IMPERIAL GERMAN MARKINGS
Item # C13
This gun is 1 of 6 that was used by the Kaiser's Home Guards. Others markings indicate the regiment and the soldier it was issued to. The Lightning Baby Carbine was 1 pound lighter than the Carbine. 20 inch barrel chambered in 44 Cal. with 95% original bbl blue, mag tube about the same with slight toning. Bright shiny bore. Traces of case color remain visible on the hammer. Receiver also has quite a lot of original blue turning to a plum patina. Crisp action. Wood very near excellent. Great little baby! Factory Letter.
Antique $ 8,500.
C1952 EARLY COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1952
This Colt Lightning Rifle is a medium frame and is chambered in the very popular 44 WCF caliber. 26 inch octagon barrel with full length mag tube. Condition-wise this is a nice rifle with nearly all metal finish remaining. Some light age spots and a little wear here and there. The receiver does have a few scratches on it, and a bit worn down towards the bottom of the receiver. Wood matches the rest of the gun being as being very good. Fits well to the upper and lower tang and the buttplate. Forearm is just as nice. Bore on this gun would be in a very good range, shiny bore with light roughness. Good collectible colt!
Antique $ 4,975.
C1617 FACTORY ENGRAVED MEDIUM FRAMED COLT LIGHTNING RIFLE
Item # C1617
Cal 32-20. 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights. Fine bore. Special order checkered stocks of Sycamore. Factory Letter verifies this. Full pistol grips. Also verifies Factory Engraving and shipping to Spalding Brothers, Chicago, IL. This is one of about 20 Factory Engraved Colt medium framed rifles. This one features the typical grape leaf style of engraving with a squirrel on one side and Colt on the other. Wood is in exc cond with most orig varnish and very few mars. Metal is exc as well with about 90% slightly toning bbl and mag blue and about 50-60% sharp clean receiver blue. Very fine little gun!
Antique $ 26,750.
C015 NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED 1860 COLT ARMY
Item # C015
Gun is in the 171k serial range with all matching numbers. Manufactured about 1868. Excellent raised carved Ivory grips featuring an American Eagle with shield and clutching a group of arrows. Overall metal is clean grey color with traces of silver plate showing. The gold gilting would have been on the cylinder. Good traces of silver on the trigger guard. Excellent crisp mechanics. Gun is elaborately engraved with typical Nimschke scrolls on the cylinder as well as the end of the bbl. A nice crisp little gun.
Antique $ 8,500 sale pending.
C1632 PRE-WAR COLT WOODSMAN
Item # C1632
Modern $ 2,375.
C1885 COLT PRE-WOODSMAN
Item # C1885
This is a nice cond Colt semi-auto 22 in 29k serial range. It has the early features such as the thin bbl. Overall cond is very nice with 90-95% blue remaining. Orig wooden grips are in VG cond. Also does have the orig Colt magazine. Nice gun inside and out!
Modern $ 1,295.
C092 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY SHIPPED TO EL PASO TEXAS
Item # C092
Cal 44-40. 4-3/4" bbl, full front sight and "Colt Frontier Six Shooter" marked on left side of the bbl. Carved American Eagle ivory grips. Most El Paso shipped SAA's saw some rough use since generally they were for cowboys, ranchers, lawmen or they went to Mexico. It is unusual to find them with any orig finish as this one has. Bbl retains most glossy blue with just some holster wear on the left side. Frame and hammer retain strong case colors. Ivory grips are in VG condition with typical wear. Action and bore are VG. This one is a Collector' Dream. Comes complete with Colt Factory Letter.
Modern $ 12,500.
C1945 COLT 1860 ARMY PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Item # C1945-27-738
Typical 1860 showing it's age. This gun had probably some poor storage with some pitting on the bbl and cylinder. Looks like someone cleaned it years ago and put some sort of finish on it which has mostly worn off. 86k serial range. Numbers matching except for the wedge. Grips are pretty good cond with just a couple of light chips out. Fit is VG.
Antique $ 1,595.
C062 COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER
Item # C062
Cal 44-40. 7-1/2" bbl marked "Frontier Six Shooter" on the left side. Carved steer head pearl grips. Bbl retains most blue with slight wear at the muzzle and ejector from holstering. Cylinder has some wear from rotation. Frame and hammer have a good amount of blending case colors. Grips have a chip out at the top and lower corners on the right side. Repair to the top left side corner. VG+ bore. Complete with Factory Letter.
Modern $ 8,500.
C061 COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER FACTORY ENGRAVED
Item # C061
Antique $ 1,375.
C063 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT NEW LINE SPUR TRIGGER
Item # C063
Antique $ 1,050.
C077 BLACK POWDER FRAME COLT SAA
Item # C077
Cal 45 Colt. 4-3/4" bbl. Manufactured in 1883. This Colt has been totally refinished and engraved. A striking SAA with nickel finish, full coverage engraving and Mother of Pearl grips. Scroll engraving extends to the cylinder and backstrap. Fine looking eye catching Colt!
Antique $ 4,500.
C1735 FACTORY DOCUMENTED GOLD AND SILVER PLATED HELFRICH ENGRAVED COLT SA
Item # C1735-27-716
7-1/2" bbl. 45 cal. Ivory grips. 56k serial range. Overall gun is in outstanding cond retaining a considerable amount of orig finish. Aged toning to the silver. Some loss to the gold especially to the hammer. Mechanical cond is excellent. Elaborately engraved with 3/4 coverage in beautifully done scroll work. Typical of Helfrich. Guaranteed all orig and complete with Factory Letter from the Colt Firearm Company as well as a Letter from R.L. Wilson. Just a Great gun!!
Antique $ 85,000.
C1898 ANTIQUE COLT SAA
Item # C1898
7-1/2" in 45 cal. A pretty good looking old Colt that has aged to a mostly grey patina on both bbl and frame. It looks like it was cleaned many years ago and is aging back. Nice replacement grips. Bore does have light to moderate pitting and roughness. Could use a good cleaning. Action is very nice on this Colt. Comes with a nice old holster and Deputy Sheriff's badge. Antique Colt single actions are very desirable and hard to find.
Antique $ 4,950.
C1949 45 CALIBER COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY
Item # C1949-27-721
High condition very impressive looking Colt. 7-1/2" bbl in 45 Colt. A somewhat later gun in the 350k serial range. Very nice case colors remaining. Blue is also very nice. Light wear at the muzzle and a little at the side of the bbl. The inevitable drag line on the cylinder and a few marks. Grips are in excellent condition. Just as pretty on the inside with a near excellent bore. Good solid collectible Colt. Comes with a Colt Letter.
Modern $ 7,950.
C01 HIGH CONDITION 45 CALIBER COLT SAA
Item # C01-27-719
Good looking old Colt that was built in 1899 and just missing antique status. 7-1/2" bbl in 45 cal. Exceptional condition with 90%+ bbl blue. Very light wear. Some age to the ejector rod housing being a blue/brown color. VG blue on the cylinder. Nearly all case colors remain. They have dimmed a bit. Grips are nice. Action feels and sounds right!
Modern $ 7,975.
C059 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SA REVOLVER
Item # C059-27-718
Features a B style engraving. Nicely done with Mother of Pearl grips. 4-3/4" bbl with orig sights. Excellent functioning action. Gun is crisp and sharp with 75-80% dull nickel. Comes complete with a letter authenticating the engraving and shipment to Hartley and Graham. Comes with a nice hand tooled holster which has loops for 40+ bullets. Some of the stitching is gone. Nice floral design with a Mexican conch mounted on it. Unique holster. A well done outfit. Very showy!
Antique $ 19,500.
C1825 FACTORY ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION WITH BLACK POWDER FRAME
Item # C1825 -27-717
105k serial range. Cal 44-40. 5-1/2" bbl. Mother of pearl grips, elaborate engraving and about 90% nickel finish remaining. Crisp tight action. Excellent bore. Beautiful looking gun comes complete with Factory Letter stating it originally had a 7-1/2" bbl, nickel finish and ivory carved Mexican Eagle grip. It now has the Mother of Pearl grips that fit well. Factory engraved. Shipped to Simons Hardware in a shipment of 1. Gun comes with a lot of paperwork. It was previously in the Lou Yearout Collection in Montana. Quite a few documents and letters to the original owner, John Monroe, an early settler in Montana. His name is inscribed on the inside of the backstrap. On one of the notes it is stated that the gun is pictured in one of Wilson's engraving books.
Antique $ 21,000.
C1912 RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY COLT
Item # C1912 -27-751
There are very unique markings on this Colt "Police Positive". Markings on the backstrap are " RY. EX. AGY." Also on the holster "R. E. A. EXPRESS". This is a 4" bbl Police Positive 38 S&W. Very good cond overall with some light holster wear. Mechanics and bore are all VG. As stated there is a black dyed holster that is still in very good usable condition. Some of the orig dye from the holster has worn off and gives it that nice aged appearance. Markings on the holster are excellent. Also it comes with an old leather satchel pouch, an R.E.A. remittance envelope and some shipping tags.There is an interesting story about the Railway Express Agency. It was set up by the US Government in 1917. The Government wanted safe shipping specifically for WWI. The Railway Express Agency continued on for years and finally ceased operation in 1975. The Hay days would have been through WWI and WWII where they were very active. During the 50's and 60's other transportation became available. The R.E.A. served much like our UPS today delivering shipments. This outfit would have been protection for those shipments.
Modern $ 4,375.
C06 COLT SAA WITH STEER’S HEAD GRIP
Item # C06 -27-735
Very good looking Colt with pearl grips and the steer head on the right side. There is a small chip out in the top corner. Cal 45 Colt with 5-1/2" bbl. Inside is a beautiful bright shiny bore. This classic Colt was built in 1908.
Modern $ 10,750.
C1947 EARLY COLT 1860 ARMY
Item # C1947-27-47
Colt Army percussion revolver in 25k serial range. Desirable 8" bbl. Front half of the gun has a different serial number than the frame, trigger guard and grip. Gun has a very aged look with a grey/brown blotchy color. At closer inspection this gun is not in too bad of shape. Wood grips have a small chip out on the right side bottom and letters carved into the left side. Action and timing are good.
Antique $ 1,375.
C1904 EXTREMELY RARE COLT 1860 WITH LONDON ADDRESS
Item # C1904-27-750
There were quite a few 1860 Army's produced but only a handful that have the London address. It reads "-Address Col. Colt London-". All matching number gun at 168k serial range. A good solid old Colt with some of the cylinder scene still visible. A few spots of light pitting on the bbl but overall the metal is VG. This gun was carried quite a bit evident by the wear pattern on the muzzle. Grips have an attractive well used look. Action is nice and the bore is VG. There is several research papers on London Colts that accompany this gun that make for some interesting reading. A rare desirable Colt.
Antique $ 8,500.
C014 FIRST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION
Item # C014
Cal 32-20. 5-1/2" bbl with VG bore. Mechanics are near excellent. Overall metal is VG with about 50-60% blue remaining and about 50% thinning case color on the frame. Hard rubber grips. Nice clean little single action.
Modern $ 2,375 sale pending.
C1409 CASED COLT 1855 SIDE HAMMER PISTOL
Item # C1409-27-755
3-1/4" bbl. 28 cal. Full fluted cylinder. 2,5XX serial range and referred to as a 3rd Model. Overall gun very nice with about 80% bright blue. Nicely cased with correct loading tool, bullet mould, and powder flask. Excellent+ condition!
Antique $ 4,500 .
C1450 BEAUTIFUL HIGH CONDITION DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED LONDON NAVY
Item # C1450
This gun features a very elaborate deluxe relief style engraving on the frame, back part of the bbl lug, muzzle, trigger guard and the bottom of the grip. The Colt patent markings on the side of the frame are done in a flowing banner style. The back shields of the frame have floral motif. Quite striking! Gun also features the typical 1 marking on the bottom of the frame and on the bottom of the grip strap indicating it is a specially produced gun intended for engraving. 42,XXX serial range with all matching numbers. Retains virtually all of the cylinder scene. Dlx grips are quite stunning with virtually all the high gloss piano finish lacquer remaining. There were a number of London model 1851 Navy revolvers in the 42000 serial range that were unsold at the time that the Civil War was developing in this country about 1860-1861. I believe this gun was returned to the US. The reason is because it appears to have some Civil War markings on the bottom of the grip such as "Company D 1862" and on the right heel is scratched " J K 22 MI". Beautifully cased in an English style case featuring the original cleaning rod, nipple tool, loading tool, Colt Navy flask by James Dickson as well as a percussion cap box. The case is lined with red velour and in near excellent condition. Showing only a minimal amount of handling. Gun retains a considerable amount of high gloss polished blue finish on the bbl as well as on the cylinder. The trigger guard is of iron which all the London Navy were made of and retains a considerable amount of silver plate. Traces of case colors on the frame and the engraving is fantastic. One of the fanciest Colts I think I have seen. Excellent plus inside and out. Hard to beat.
Antique $ 29,500.
C1690 VERY RARE KIDDER MARKED CASE FITTED WITH AN 1849 COLT POCKET REVOLVER
Item # C1690
Marked next to the hinges on the inside of the case is "Manufactured solely by W. Kidder patent applied for 1854". Case is nicely done with brass corners both top and bottom. There is a makers label on the inside of the case " Henry Tomes and Co Guns and Sporting Apparatus New York. The 49 Colt pocket has a 4" bbl and 2-line New York address. Gun is in the 98k serial range. All matching numbers including wedge. Excellent grips with most orig varnish. The back strap and trigger guard have about 90% orig nickel. Excellent cylinder scene. Traces of blue and case hardening turning plum color. Case is fitted with correct powder flask, Colt marked bullet mold, key and mscl. Kidder cases are very desirable and collectable. Excellent outfit. 31 cal.
Antique $ 6,500 .
C1749 EXTREMELY RARE CASED DELUXE 1862 POCKET NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER
Item # C1749
38 cal rim fire. Extraordinary gun! This gun was in one of the best collections in the country. Previously owned by John B. Solley III. Comes complete with the description stating it had been in the hands of noted arms dealer Marcus Chernoff. It has a letter of Authenticity by R.L. Wilson stating there is only 2 or 3 of these engraved 62 pocket Navys that are known. This one is probably one of the best. This gun features the deluxe vine style engraving that is rarely encountered on any of Colts firearms. Gun is in extraordinary condition with 90% bright bbl blue. 90% bright case colors. Back strap and trigger guard retain 95-98% orig nickel finish having started to turn a nice patina. Rosewood grips in excellent condition with most orig lacquer finish remaining. This gun comes complete with a deluxe French style case of Rosewood in excellent cond with only 1 minor crack at the top of the case. Shows a minimum amount of wear from the gun. Most of the blue velveteen lining is clean and bright. Extraordinary gun inside and out. 43k serial range. Would be hard to improve upon this orig gun.
Antique $ 27,500.
C1821 VERY SCARCE CASED COLT LONDON 1849 POCKET
Item # C1821
6" bbl. 7800 serial range with all matching numbers including wedge. Mechanics are excellent. Grips show nice cond with most orig varnish intact. Bbl and cylinder have about 60% orig bright blue. 75% case colors on the frame. Features the large style steel trigger guard. Good cylinder scene remaining. Case is in fine cond and very rare for a 6" London Colt to be cased. Has correct accoutrements. Bullet mold has most blue on it. Ely cap box. Includes key, screw driver and Dixon marked powder flask. The purple lined lid has about 1/3 of the loading instructions remaining. Nice case with the exception of a replacement brass insert on the top. Nice orig gun.
Antique $ 6,575.
C1901 UNIQUE COLT POCKET NAVY
Item # C1901
This has been converted to 38 RF cartridge. That is unique in itself but it also has been cut down into a carry gun. The bbl is just a hair over 2" and definitely would have worked well for a hide-out gun! Pretty good cond overall. Nice cylinder scene. Most nickel is present. Some wear and a few rub marks. Grips are also VG. Good action. Some of these cut down Colts look goofy but this one has a real cool appearance to it.
Antique $ 1,675.
C1891 COLT 1ST MODEL DRAGOON
Item # C1891
This a US Martially Marked Colt Dragoon. Serial number is just over 5k. All markings are visible. Bbl address has had an old frontier dovetail sight put on and it does go through the first word. Gun has been cleaned and is a grey color. Brass has also been cleaned but is nice cond. Grips are very good. They are a little shy like most of these old guns. No large chunks or pieces missing. Mechanics are good. Matching number on gun. No number on wedge. If you had a Dragoon in the old days you had some power!
Antique $ 6,100.
C1685 COLT CHALLENGER SEMI-AUTO PISTOL
Item # C1685
This Colt has a 6" bbl. Manufactured 1952. Checkered walnut grips. Nearly all the blue finish remains. A couple very light spots of pin prick oxidation. I do not believe this gun has seen much use. Comes with the orig Colt clip. These Colt semi-auto 22's are coming on strong in the collectable field. This would be a very nice gun for someone starting to collect these.
Modern $ 725.
C075 COLT 1848 BABY DRAGOON
Item # C075
The five-shot Baby Dragoon was the first pocket revolver to be manufactured by the company at the new Hartford plant since its Patterson days. Approximately 15,000 were made between 1847 and 1850. This is a .31 caliber revolver with a 4 inch octagon barrel. Bore does have rifling, but light pits are visible. Action is good. Cylinder scene is very light. A spot of light pitting on the right side of the barrel. All matching numbers except for the wedge. All metal except for the brass is a grey/brown patina. The backstrap has a tiny amount of the original silver plate over the brass. The grips are good fitting and sound without cracks but have numerous handling marks. Sharp markings for a gun made in 1848. A good collectable Colt.
Antique $ 4,500.
C1846 COLT MODEL 1851 NAVY IN 36 CALIBER
Item # C1846
Gun is in fine cond with 75% orig bbl blue. Receiver has about 25% case color. Grips have most orig lacquer remaining. All matching number. Excellent cylinder scene. Mechanics are crisp and tight. A very nice little gun complete with of the period black leather holster.
Antique $ 5,875.
C1892 FIRST MODEL COLT NAVY
Item # C1892 -27-753
Serial number 792. A very early Colt 1851 1st model square back Navy. Good eye appeal. Numbers matching. Faint cylinder scene remaining. Mostly a blue/brown color with the cylinder being mostly brown. The frame does have some color that I think was added many years ago. The grips are in good shape on the top but down by the butt there is quite a bit of wear. I don't know if the guy used it to knock people in the head or pound nails but the missing chips give the gun some character. This gun has been around for a long time. A good collectible Colt!
Antique $ 5,750.
C1894 VERY EARLY COLT 1851 NAVY
Item # C1894 -27-754
Serial number 219 which is the early square back small trigger guard version of the Navy. This gun was cleaned years ago and is starting to tone back. Heavily pitted on the bbl especially on the right side. Light to moderate pitting throughout. Surprisingly there is still some of the cylinder scene remaining. Appears to be the orig wooden grips in good cond with some wear. Has had a coat of finish put on years ago. Replacement screw here and there. British proof marks on the cylinder. If you are into the old guns with early serial numbers this one would certainly fit the bill.
Antique $ 4,100.
C105 OUTSTANDING COLT NEW LINE REVOLVER IN .30 CALIBER
Item # C105
Antique $ 1,500.
C1955 VERY INTERESTING COLT SA
Item # C1955
Used in a homicide in New Mexico and has numerous supporting documents that go with it. 5-1/2" bbl. Cal 45. Overall metal appears to have been cleaned. It is a light grey color with good traces of finish in protected areas. 107k serial range. 3 notches carved in the stock. Interesting court case files accompany the gun as well as documents from other various characters. A very well documented interesting Colt.
Antique $ 9,750.
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