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 CONDITION: Exceptionally fine. This one-of-a-kind revolver is all original and retains 85% plus of the blue finish and 70% color casehardened finish. The blue on the grip straps and edges of the trigger guard has faded to a silver-gray patina. There are several tiny spots of pitting on the left edge of the trigger guard at the junction with the frame. The expertly factory engraved crafted scroll and floral engraving is deep and sharp. The inscriptions on the left side of the barrel and back strap are sharp. The Colt markings and serial numbers are perfect. The excellent relief carved grips have an attractive mellow aged patina, the relief carved steer head is sharp, and the grips show the typical hair-line age cracks. Mechanically excellent This is a one-of-a-kind, factory engraved and inscribed, presentation pre-war Colt Single Action Army revolver awarded to a real cowboy and accompanied by extensive and complete documentation. This revolver is a truly special example of the Colt factory and Wilbur Glahn’s finest work in the 1930s, and is made all the more desirable by its historic presentation by the Governor of Louisiana to the Outstanding Contestant at the 1937 Ft. Worth Rodeo: World Champion Cowboy Burel Mulkey.
Provenance: Governor Richard W. Leche of Louisiana to Burel Mulkey; The Francis W. Goble Collection; Property of a Gentleman; The Brad Witherell Collection; Property of a Gentleman.
Estimate: 120,000 - 180,000

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