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  and engraved patent marking in a banner on the underside. With dual triggers and
automatic sliding tang safety. Checkered splinter forearm with matching numbers on both the wood and attaching iron, engraved fittings, ebony tip insert, and pistol grip stock with checkered, diamond carved accented flats, hard rubber grip cap, blank initial oval, and checkered, hard rubber Rampant Colt buttplate. Length of pull is 13 3/4 inches. The extra barrel set is numbered to the gun with an extra “2” marking denoting it as the second in the set, with standard rib marking,
2 3/4 inch chambers, single extractor, and cylinder/cylinder chokes. The included factory letter confirms the gauge, barrel length,
finish, wood stock, extra $125 worth of enhancments, and the extra barrel set when it was shipped to J. B. Ridgeway & Sons on
December 12, 1891. Also includes an unmarked black painted hardwood case and three-piece wood cleaning rod.
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrels have 80% plus original Damascus pattern, light spotting, and remnants of a yellowing coat of preservative varnish.
The receiver has 50% plus original, vibrant case colors with the balance a smooth silver/gray patina with crisp, well defined engraving and mild wear on the trigger guard. The wood is fine with sharp, well defined checkering with flat spots on right rear, numerous small dings, and attractive grain. Mechanically excellent. Extra barrel set is fine with some light edge wear and mild thinning, 50% Damascus pattern, and some light scratches. Case is fine with scuffs and dings on the exterior, and mild discoloration of the linen interior.
Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000
LOT 1151
Fine Documented Colt Model 1878 Grade 6 Double Barrel 10 Gauge
Hammer Shotgun with Factory Letter - Serial no. 7821, 10 gauge, 32 inch solid rib bbl., blue/brown/casehardened
finish, walnut stock. Blued Damascus steel barrels with a
single bead sight on the smooth solid rib, 2 1/2 inch chambers
with extractor, and chokes measured .033/.030 inches. The
casehardened rebounding hammer action is unadorned
aside from the factory marking on either lock. Lightly figured,
multi-point checkered splinter forend with ebony tip inlay and round knob pistol grip stock with blued steel buttplate. The
included factory letter confirms the current grade 6, gauge, barrel length, and finish when it was shipped on November 8th,
1881 to Hibbard, Spencer & Company of Chicago, Illinois as a single gun shipment. All matching visible serial numbers. Stock
measurements: 2 3/8 inch drop at comb; 3 3/4 inch drop at heel; 14 1/4 inch length of pull. Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 80% original blue/brown finish on the attractive Damascus twist barrels with all of the pattern visible. The
casehardened components retain 30% of the original case colors with smooth cloudy brown and gray patinas on the balance. Sharp
markings and edges in the metal overall. The wood is also fine with numerous scattered scratches and dents. The firing pin tips are absent, otherwise mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500
     LOT 1150
Finely Executed Factory Engraved Colt
Model 1883 Damascus Double Barrel Shotgun Two Barrel Set with Factory Letter - Serial no. 6300, 12 gauge, 28 inch solid rib bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1892. Blue Damascus barrels with a single bead sight on the matte, concave rib marked “COLTS PT FA MFG CO HARTFORD CT USA”, 2 3/4 inch chambers, single extractor, matching serial number on the flats, and improved
modified/full chokes. Casehardened box lock receiver with flourishes of fine scroll engraving, eight very unique pointed star burst patterns around the hammer swivels,

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