"COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVER. SN 154948. Cal. 45 Colt. Nickel finish with 4-3/4" bbl, slightly altered front sight with 2-line bbl address on top and the caliber on left side. Left side of frame has 2-line patent dates and rampant Colt in a circle. Mounted with 1-pc ivory grip that has a deep relief gold Mexican eagle inlaid on left side. Revolver is custom engraved in Helfrecht style with deep foliate arabesque patterns in about "C" coverage. It has Mr. Helfrecht's style of fans on the left recoil shield and loading gate and hunter stars on each side of the front frame. All engraving is nicely shaded with a very fine punch dot background. Cylinder is engraved in alternating patterns on lands between flutes with a sunburst pattern at the end of each flute. Back edge of cylinder has a feather pattern border as does the ejector rod housing top gullet. Engraver's initials "WEL" are found just below base pin on frame. All in all, a very well engraved beautiful single action. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains about all of its post-engraving finish showing no evidence of having been fired since. Grip is extremely fine with sharp edges and a light mellow ivory patina with a small purple stain on bottom right edge. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with fine pitting. 4-33876 (7,000-12,000)"
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