148. Wonderful Colt John Wayne Commemorative Deluxe Model Single Action Army Revolver

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serial #JW-D55, 45 Colt, 4 3/4" barrel with a bright excellent, unfired, bore. The metal surfaces on this stunning revolver retain all of their original factory silver plate. The revolver has a lovely pink-purple tarnished silver patina and features lovely loose flowing scroll with background punch-dot shading. An absolutely limited-edition, originally intended to be a release of 500 revolvers, only 90 total were built with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $10,000 in 1982. The left side of the barrel features a deep relief-chiseled gold inlaid American Eagle with "John Wayne" in riband held in its beak. The left side recoil shield features a holstered Single Action Army and gun belt in deep relief-chiseled 18 karat gold with background punch-dot shading. The right side loading gate has a pair of chiseled-in-relief spurs in silver, also with background punch dot accenting shading. The cylinder features gold inlaid vignettes of the Duke himself, backed by the Stars & Stripes, an iconic and well-known image; the right side of cylinder shows Wayne astride his horse, Dollor. Wayne's signature is neatly engraved up the backstrap along with silver and gold inlaid shield, this example signed by iconic Colt engraver Alvin White "AA White" along the inside of the butt strap. The grips are smooth ebony, the left is neatly inlaid with an ivory scrimmed medallion with "Colt" in fancy script; they are assembly-numbered to the gun. The revolver is as-new, un-turned since leaving the Colt factory. The issue walnut display case is included with glass sides and top, rotating on a 360 (5000/7000) SOLD FOR $5,750.00

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