Chambered in .44 Magnum, this example has been heavily engraved by Beathard Engraving. Apparently their client wanted snake scales added to his revolver, which is fitting considering it is one of Colt’s “snake” guns. Engraving can be tricky because it can add or detract from the value of a gun. In this case the fact it is a collector status firearm with work done by a reputable engraver, value will increase over time. (GRH)
A .38 Special chambered revolver that has been custom engraved and plated in 24K gold. Owner/seller says the engraving is of a Mexican eagle but no information as to who did the work on the gun. It’s a but rough in condition which will hurt overall value but the greater loss is not having an documentation of the engraver. Knowing who does the work can add thousands to the overall value.(GRH)
Designed by Igor Stechkin, manufactured by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau c.2002-today. 7.62×42 mm SP-4 five-round moon clips, swing-out cylinder, six o’clock barrel, integral laser sight, double action, manual safety. A very interesting design brought to us by the Stechkin automatic pistol guy, the OTs-38 was developed from an earlier model designed for Vietnam tunnel rats, which fired tungsten birdshot rounds for some reason. This revolver’s rounds are only similar in that they are completely silent, using a low amount of gunpowder located behind a piston inside the case, meaning no gas is actually released when firing the gun, producing no sound or muzzle flash. The gun itself being a revolver also means no spent cartridges can be heard dropping on the floor.
Another drawing in my “Characters vaguely from the early 20th century with some sort of weapon” series. (The revolver here is the Webley-Fosbery Automatic Revolver, which is a really interesting design!)
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.