Vintage Colt revolver hits the mark for $3,723 at SoldUSA.com A beautifully restored first generation Colt single-action .45 caliber Army revolver made in 1899 hit the mark for $3,723 in an online sale that ended July 17 by SoldUSA.com, the Internet auction site
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A Civil War-era Savage Revolving Fire-Arms Company Navy model .36 caliber six-shot revolver with the original holster commanded $1,425. The weapon was one of around 2,000 such pistols made by Savage during the Civil War, about half of which went to the Navy. It appeared to be all original, and has not been refinished or altered. It had a nice uniform gray brown patina.
A Colt government model .45 caliber automatic pistol (serial #304065-C, made in 1966), in near mint condition, coasted to $1,244. The gun had essentially all of the finish intact and just a trace of wear at the front edges of the slide and some thinning of the finish on the grip strap and grip safety. But it had been used hardly at all and was well cared for, with a mirror bright bore.
A rare California Powder Works empty 10-gage shell box, produced just after the Diana box and with all of the original labeling, lightly restored, garnered $1,244. Also, a Remington-UMC Game Loads Dove Load empty 12-gage shell box went for $633. The box was of solid construction, showing three small shell protrusions to the box bottom and to the top of the box.
A post-World War I crown N commercial proof German Luger, 7.655mm caliber, probably imported to the U.S. in the 1920s, scored a bull’s-eye for $832. The only production marks on the gun, besides the commercial proofs on the barrel and receiver, were the DWM logo on the toggle and the serial number (#6671). It was stamped ‘Germany’ on the front of the frame.
Rounding out the top lots: A full-sealed Western Xpert two-piece 12-gage shell box with a green label and a Pointer dog pictured on the top breezed to $549. The back label had an additional L.H. Hartman & Son paper label sealing the box across the opposite seams. Also, a World War II German Army dagger with scabbard, made by F.W. Holler, hammered for $469.
SoldUSA.com’s next big sale will go online in mid-August and conclude Sept. 18-19. Featured will be high-end ammo collectibles, advertising items, rare tin signs, die-cuts, posters, calendars and many other hunting and fishing collectibles, plus militaria. The auction after that will go online in mid-October and end Nov. 13-14. Watch the website for details on both sales.
To learn more about SoldUSA.com and the auctions slated to end Sept. 18-19 and Nov. 13-14, log on to www.SoldUSA.com. The firm is always looking for quality consignments for future sales. To consign an item or a collection, you may call them at (704) 815-1550, or you can e-mail them at support@SoldUSA.com. For more information, log on to www.SoldUSA.com.