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 LOT 112
Extremely Scarce Two-Digit Serialized Colt Deluxe New Model
1855 Percussion Revolving 10 Gauge Shotgun Serial Number 75 -
Serial no. 75, 10 gauge, 27 inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. Only an
estimated 1,100 of these revolving shotguns were manufactured c. 1860-1863 split between 10 gauge (.75 caliber) large frame and
20 gauge (.60 caliber) small frame versions and multiple configurations. An estimated 600 were manufactured in 10 gauge ranking them amon
 LOT 113 Desirable Colt Burgess Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 3326, 44-40 WCF cal., 25 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The Colt Burgess rifles
g the rarest Colt
percussion firearms. In the days when most shotguns were single or double barrel, the five-shot Colt revolving shotguns offered a significant amount of firepower. The barrel is
numbered “122” on the bottom and has a small nickel-silver bead front sight and under-rib with the cleaning rod secured in two ferrules and a walnut forearm with silver plated forend cap. The frame has “COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” marked in the sight groove on the top strap, the serial number on the bottom, a casehardened hammer, and the patent marking on the left. It is fitted with an attractive scroll pattern trigger guard. The cylinder has the patent marking in one of the flutes. The nicely figured buttstock has multi-point checkering, “COLT” stamped behind the lower tang, steel buttplate, and brass rod extension under the buttplate. There is a sling swivel eye on the rear ferrule but no corresponding rear stud or swivel.
CONDITION: Fine with 50% blue on the frame and plum brown finish on the barrel along with strong traces of original case colors vibrant in flashes, with a smooth gray and brown patina on the balance, repaired/modified trigger guard bow. The wood show an old coat of varnish slightly bent escutcheon on the right, distinct checkering, beautiful figure on the butt, and some minor dents and scratches. Mechanically fine. This is a very attractive example of one of Colt’s most powerful percussion firearms.
Estimate: 12,000 - 18,000
and carbines were only available from 1883 to around 1885. They were designed by Andrew Burgess who held 894 patents by the end of his life. It has long been rumored that Colt and Winchester came to an agreement that Colt would exit the lever action market and Winchester would not release a revolver. There seems to be little other reason for Colt to have discontinued these fine repeating arms so quickly after they introduced them. The Burgess is arguably more advanced and refined than the Winchester Model 1873. This is one of only 2,556 Colt Burgess rifle manufactured with an octagon barrel. The rifle is fitted with a blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line Hartford address/patent dates legend. The left side of the receiver is stamped with a Rampant Colt. The buttstock is fitted with a trapdoor crescent buttplate. A four piece cleaning rod is included. The plain forearm and straight grip stock are walnut. CONDITION: Very good plus, retaining strong traces of faded original blue finish mixed with a smooth brown patina and some scattered patches of pitting. The wood is very fine with minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000

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