47,500.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2023 Nov 06 @ 15:30UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 10,000.00 USD
Estimated at 20,000.00 - 30,000.00 USD
Cal. 45 Colt, S#. 58517. Outstanding flat top target revolver originally sold in Portland, Maine to the consignors great-grandfather is fresh to the market. Factory style "C" coverage engraving. Engraving consists of scroll with punch dot backgrounds on fame sides, top, cyl. and breech end of bbl. Complementing highlights adorn the trigger guard and butt as well as front & rear frame areas. Bbl. 7 1/2" with elevation adjustable bead front and windage adjustable U-notch target rear sights. Blue finish with fire blue trigger and fire blue hammer having polished sides. Hammer and grip straps are checkered. Checkered walnut 2 piece grips with rampant colt medallions. UNATTACHED ACCESORIES: Colt letter signed by Beverly Jean Haynes, historian listing the following: "Serial Number ; 59517, Caliber: 45/c, Barrel Length: 7 1/2", Finish: Blue, Type of stocks: Not Listed, Factory Engraved: See Remarks, Sold To; Harold White, Address: Unavailable, Shipped To: T. B. Davis Arms Company, Address: Portland, Maine, Date of Shipment: August 22, 1913, Guns in Shipment: 1, Remarks: Although the original shipping record for this revolver does not contain an "engraved" notation, the production record does indicate this was a factory engraved firearm." A notarized letter traces the family ownership from the original owner to the consignee. The holster is factory made of flap style marked "708" on the back. The lightly marked name on the back appears to be that of "Harold White". The original owner, Harold Sewall White Sr. (1889-1958) was the brother of Wallace Humphrey White Jr. (1877-1952) who was a US Senator and Senate Minority Leader for 18 years. CONDITION: fine, retaining over 95% original metal finish showing slight edge and muzzle wear with a light cyl. drag line. Grips show moderate finish and checkering wear with small dents, scratches & marks at butt. Tight sound action. The bore is bright with near excellent rifling. (23-5422/DS). CURIO. $20,000-30,000.