69. Factory Wilbur Glahn Engraved Texas-Shipped Colt Single Action Army Revolver

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serial #350426, 45 Colt, 5 1/2'' barrel with a bright about excellent bore which shows a few very sparsely scattered spots of oxidation or a light pinprick pit here or there. The metal surfaces retain about 98% original factory nickel finish, the loss due to some extremely light muzzle wear, edge of ejector rod housing and cylinder wear with perhaps some very light high edge wear. The barrel shows excellent quality loose open flowing scroll with striated background shading in about 2 1/2'' on the barrel with a bit on the ejector rod housing. The radii between the flutes show similar open flowing scroll with the frame being very nearly full coverage. The front of the triggerguard and the bow show open foliate scroll with some geometric engraving on the butt and top and bottom of backstrap as well. The work is clearly that of Wilbur Glahn matching very nearly identical to examples published in Colt Engraving (serial #350327 among others). The revolver wears a pair of carved mother-of-pearl grips, the right grip with carved steer's head motif, rating very fine too perhaps excellent, showing a couple tiny flakes, the left grip with a later repaired a tiny chip at its rear-most edge. They are un-marked but the included factory letter lists pearl grips, additionally it shows a shipment to AJ anderson company of Fort Worth Texas in a two gun shipment in November 1926, confirming barrel length, nickel finish and ''#2'' engraving, interestingly the example pictured in Colts Engraving is called ''grade B'' engraving. All of the numbers are matching and the gun seems to function well mechanically. This is an absolutely wonderful Texas-shipped factory engraved Single aAtion Army in classic nickel, the quintessential Western engraved peacemaker, with its steer head grip. (38937-18) {C&R} [Cletus Klein Collection] (20,000/30,000) Sold For 31050.00

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