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   LOT 173
Outstanding Colt Acid Etched Panel New Police “Cop & Thug” Gripped Spur Trigger Revolver with Short 2 1/4 Inch
Barrel in Ultra Rare .32 CF Caliber - Serial no. 20994, 32 CF cal., 2 1/4 inch round bbl., nickel finish, hard rubber grips. These Cop & Thug gripped New Police revolvers are admittedly among the most attractive antique Colts and are very scarce. Less than 4,000 are believed to have been manufactured between 1882 and 1886. This example has the desirable, shortest offered, 2 1/4 inch barrel with the two-line address on top, crisp etched panel on the left marked “COLT. 32.”, a fixed round blade front sight and correctly no ejector on the right. Making
this revolver even more rare is the caliber it’s chambered in, .38 CF being the most common, .32 and .41 CF are both much more rare. The grips have “COLT” at the top and a police officer restraining a thug’s knife armed hand while
pointing a Colt revolver at his chest at the bottom.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 98% plus of the original nickel finish with a few extremely small
specks of light flaking, 90% plus of the niter blue, and a crisp, nearly 100% complete, acid etched panel. The grips are also excellent showing an attractively chocolate tone, minimal handling evidence, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. These revolvers are already rare in their
  standard configuration, let alone one in this configuration in such high condition!
Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000
    LOT 174
Excellent Factory Engraved Colt Second Model New Line .22 Etched Panel
Spur Trigger Pocket Revolver with Factory Box - Serial no. 23685, 22 RF cal., 2
1/4 inch slab sided bbl., nickel finish, rosewood grips. Manufactured in 1876 with
the standard two-line address on top of the barrel, “COLT NEW 22” on the left in an
etched panel, patent date and partial serial number on the bottom, and full serial
number on the butt. About half of the surfaces are engraved, featuring scrolls and
geometric patterns carefully cut through the finish, likely by a skilled retailer. It otherwise has standard features as well as a pair of smooth rosewood grips. Includes a correct factory box numbered to a different gun.
CONDITION: Excellent, retains 97% plus of the original nickel finish with a few scattered patches of light wear/flaking, 60% of the original nitre blue, and crisp engraving overall. The grips are also excellent with a few scattered light handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with split lid corners, tears and overall moderate storage wear.
Provenance: The George S. Lewis Jr. Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500

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