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    LOT 175
Documented Denver, Colorado
Shipped Engraved Colt Etched Panel
Model 1877 Thunderer Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter - Serial no. 15977, 41 LC cal.,
6 inch round bbl., nickel finish, antique ivory grips. Manufactured in 1879 and subsequently period
New York engraved. The engraving mostly consists of fine floral scrollwork on a punch dot background along with entwining line
and star burst pattern on top of the ejector rod housing, band of dots on the rear of the cylinder and outlining the recoil shield and loading gate and fan
pattern on top of the back strap. The script initials “H.M.C.” are engraved on the back strap. The barrel has the desirable “COLT DA 41” acid etched panel on the
left side. The two-line Hartford barrel address is surrounded by scrollwork. “41 CAL” is marked on the left side of the trigger guard. The left side of the frame has
the three-line patent dates marking inside an oval decorated with scroll flourishes. Matching serial numbers are on the frame, trigger guard and back strap. The
copy of the factory letter confirms the 6 inch barrel in .41 caliber, nickel finish, and checkered grips. It was shipped to J.P Lower, Denver on February 8, 1879.
CONDITION: Very fine as period engraved. The revolver retains 80% original nickel finish with a smooth dark gray patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. The etched caliber panel is clear. The checkered grip is also very fine with some high edge wear, otherwise crisp checkering overall. Mechanically needs work. A fine example of a classic Colt DA with period engraving and highly sought after etched panel.
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000
LOT 176
Documented Denver, Colorado Shipped Antique Colt Single Action
Army Revolver with Factory Letter - Serial no. 175746, 38 WCF cal., 4 3/4
inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, hard rubber grips. Manufactured
in 1898, and documented as shipped to Denver, Colorado, in the American
West. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well
as shipment to George Tritch Hardware Co. in Denver on 8 February 1898. George Tritch arrived in Denver in 1860, establishing his hardware company shortly after. Tritch died in 1899, but the business appears to have continued until at least 1930. The top of the barrel has the standard two-line address, and the caliber marking is on the left. The two-line patent dates are on the left of the frame followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. The assembly number “70” is on the inside of the loading gate. It is fitted with a blade front sight, groove rear sight, and a pair of checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colts at the tops.
CONDITION: Very good, retains 20% plus of the original blue finish and strong traces of the vibrant case colors, all primarily in sheltered areas, with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few scattered patches of very light surface pitting. The grips are very good with some mild wear, a few scattered light handling marks, and otherwise well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 5,000 - 7,500
Attractive R.T. Frazier, Pueblo, Colorado Tooled Leather Holster Money Belt Rig - This attractive, western, tooled leather holster and cartridge belt was manufactured by the R.T. Frazier firm of Pueblo, Colorado. The firm was established in 1898 and run by Robert
Thompson Frazier until his death in 1931. The business continued
on under the direction of his wife until 1958. The holster fits a 4 3/4 inch barrel Colt Single Action Army revolver and features an open top and a
closed toe, with floral tooling throughout and the maker’s mark on the outside surface and a hand marked “G.C.” on the inside surface. It is set up to hang at a fairly steep angle, possibly for cross drawing by a right handed shooter. The belt is not tooled and has the same maker’s mark on the outside surface, cartridge loops, and a California clipped corner buckle.
CONDITION: Fine, showing some mild wear overall and an attractively aged frontier look with most of the stitching appearing tight, including the
lacing on the holster. A very attractive rig that would pair excellently with a vintage Single Action Army revolver! Estimate: 3,000 - 5,500
      LOT 177

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