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   LOT 3212
Exceptional, Documented Nickel Plated Colt First Generation Single Action Army
Revolver with Original Black Box and Factory Letter - Serial no. 352511, 38 WCF
cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., nickel finish, hard rubber grips. The factory letter for this
exceptional First Generation Colt SAA revolver states it was shipped and sold to the Hudson Sporting Goods Co. of New York City on June 17, 1940, and confirms the 7 1/2 inch barrel in .38-40 caliber and desirable nickel finish with the type of stocks not listed. This shipment was for
8 guns. The included 1973 dated letter of provenance indicates that
revolver’s ownership is traced back to David Woloch of Akron, Ohio,
who sold the gun to Jerry Berger of Kansas City, Missouri, in 1970. The gun was listed by serial number in a late 1972 advertisement for W.V. Sisney of Kansas. The January 1973 bill of sale handwritten on an index card from Sisney to our consignor is included. The revolver has standard Colt markings and features including matching assembly number “177” on the loading gate and rear of the frame and matching serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard, back strap and both grip panels. Includes the original Colt black box featuring a correct end label listing nickel finish, .38-40 caliber, rubber stocks, and 7 1/2 inch barrel. CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 99% plus bright original nickel finish with a light cylinder drag line and limited handling marks. The grips are near new with crisp checkering. The repaired box is very good with very fine original end label. Mechanically excellent. An outstanding, highly attractive pre-World War II nickel Colt Single Action Army Revolver.
Provenance: The David Woloch Collection; The Jerry Berger Collection; Property of a Gentleman.
Estimate: 8,500 - 13,000
LOT 3213
Very Fine Colt First Generation Single Action
Army Revolver in .32-20 W.C.F. with Holster - Serial no. 352970, 32-20 WCF cal., 7 1/2 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, hard rubber grips. Manufactured in 1929, this is a very fine
example of a Colt Single Action Army revolver chambered in the desirable, “easy-shooting” .32-20
W.C.F. Revolvers in this caliber were not only popular due to their lower recoil compared to the larger
calibers, but also because they could be easily paired with a Winchester Model 1892 in the same caliber.
The top of the barrel has the standard one-line address and the left side of the barrel has the caliber marking. The left
side of the frame is marked with the two-line patent dates followed by the circled Rampant Colt. The matching serial
number is marked on the bottom of the frame and on the right sides of the front and back straps as well as hand
scratched inside both grip panels. The loading gate is marked with the assembly number “972”. It has standard features
and is fitted with a pair of checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colts at the tops. Includes a basket weave pattern tooled
leather holster with Viking maker’s mark on the back.
CONDITION: Very fine, retains 70% of the original blue finish and 80% plus of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, most noticeably on the grip straps, and a cylinder drag line. The grips are also very fine with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster is excellent with light edge wear.
Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000

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