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LOT 1190
Documented David Harris Signed Custom Engraved Cattle Brand Colt Black Powder Frame Single Action Army Revolver with Letter - Serial no. 128294, 44-40 WCF cal., 4 3/4 inch round bbl., brushed nickel finish, smooth grips. This is
a fine example of an antique Colt Single Action Army revolver that was manufactured in 1889 and subsequently fully custom engraved by Master Engraver David Harris in the traditional Texas cattle brand pattern pioneered by Cole Agee and carried on by Weldon Bledsoe. This highly desirable pattern was developed in the 1940/50s and depicted the more prominent and historic Texas cattle brands used in the 1880s and early 1900s. The engraving covers nearly all of the surface and is in the typical Western style with the recognizable “2 Lazy(sideways) 2 P” as well as many other famous Texas brands, all on a punch dot background. Harris signed the butt. The revolver has standard Colt markings and matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard, and back strap. Included with the revolver is a David Harris letter confirming the full cover Agee style cattle brand engraving.
CONDITION: Very fine as embellished by Master Engraver David Harris, retaining 99% plus of the brushed nickel finish with traces of a cylinder drag line and limited handling marks. The slightly oversized replacement grips are fine with limited handling marks and attractive colors. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 4,500 - 7,000
LOT 1191
Colt First Generation Single Action Army Revolver Inscribed to Larry Wilson From Western Star Monte Hale - Serial no. 185688, 38 Special cal., 5 1/2 inch round
bbl., blue/casehardened finish, smooth grips. Manufactured in 1899. The later production replacement barrel is marked
with the model and caliber on the left and the Colt address on the right. Fitted with blade front and frame notch rear sights. Matching serial numbers on the frame, triggerguard, and backstrap with assembly number “745” on the inside of the loading gate. The backstrap bears the inscription “To Larry Wilson/from his friend/Monte Hale”. The left grip is scrimshawed by a cowboy hat over Hale’s “MH” monogram. Monte Hale, was famous for his work as a B Western movie actor from the late 40s through the mid 60s. During his time he would work with famous cowboy actors like Roy Rodgers and Gene Autry. His Western work would transcend film and into a series of comics, which would outlast his work in films as the Western genre began to wind down. For his work and dedication to the entertainment industry, in 2004 Hale was awarded with a star on the world famous Hollywood Walk of Fame. Along with his work in film, he would help establish what is now the Autry Museum of the American West.
CONDITION: Fine, retaining 95% original blue finish on the postwar replacement barrel and ejector rod housing with some light surface oxidation
around the front sight and on top of the ejector rod housing. The frame retains 90% of the refinished case colors with most of the Rampant Colt logo washed out and about half of
the varnish remaining. Grip is excellent with an attractive aged coloration. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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