Made by Colt Manufacturing Co. in Hartford, Connecticut c.1861-73 - serial number 2426. .36 cap and ball six-shot cylinder, single action, creeping loading lever, Tiffany style cast bronze grip made by Ames Sword Co c.1864 featuring the Mexican eagle. Faded silver/gold plating. A perfect fit for the hunter’s dream.
Iconic American revolver that has been popular for generations, having been discontinued then brought back again several times. Often referred to as “The Gun that Won the West”, it has formed a massive collector following. Available in many different barrel lengths, calibers and finishes, the SAA can be a daunting choice for a single firearm focused collector. (GRH)
Made by Colt Manufacturing Co c.1872 and decorated by
Louis D. Nimschke for Schuyler, Hartley & Graham - serial number 3583. .38RF conversion five-round cylinder, single action, side loading gate with spring-loaded ejector rod, silver plated and gold-washed with Tiffany style grip. We’re reaching Bloodborne levels of weaponry.
Custom engraved example of one of Colt’s snake guns. Although commonly found in .44 Magnum, the Anaconda was also available in .44 Special, .45 Colt and .454 Casull. Although the engraving looks professionally done, it can be a gamble doing it to a rare and collectable gun like the Anaconda. Value often decreases unless it is a factory engraving job or done by a well established engraver. (GRH)
Designed and manufactured by Samuel Colt c.1861 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States - serial number 14773. .44 cap and ball six-shot stepped cylinder, silver plated, Colt factory engraving, checkered ivory grip engraved with the Mexican eagle, gold-washed creeping loading lever hammer and cylinder. Some Mexican flair.
Designed and manufactured by Samuel Colt in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. .36 cap and ball six-shot gold-washed cylinder, single action, creeping loading lever, nickel finish, Colt factory engravings, checkered ivory grip. Unlike the previous colt Dragoon, the Navy was a belt revolver. This one was made for a fancy belt.
Replica Colt Model 1851 Dragoon single action revolver presented to the Russian Czar and Ottoman Emperor.
In the 1854 Samuel Colt center picture) ordered the production of two heavily decorated Colt Model 1851 Dragoon single action revolvers, which were decorated by master engraver Alvin A. White. Each revolver featured a portrait of George Washington on the cylinder and the Marquis de Lafeyette on the frame. Each were heavily decorated with gold inlays and intricate scroll work engraving. One was presented to Sultan Abdulmecid I, Emperor of the Ottoman Empire (left picture) and Czar Alexander II, Emperor of Russia. Both leaders were adversaries during the Crimean War, and the purpose of the gifts were to celebrate the end of the war.
The revolver gifted to Abdulmecid II is currently on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.