1836 Colt revolver sets world record price for a single firearm, bringing $977,500 at Auction Part of the historic Al Cali Collection of the finest Colt pistols in the world, Sept. 18, in Dallas; top four lots bring more than $3.277 million combined
Further highlights include, but are certainly not limited to:
Cased, Inscribed and Custom Made Set of Colt Model 1851 Navy and Model 1855 Pocket Sidehammer Revolvers, Property of Loren Ballou, a Trusted Employee of Colonel Samuel Colt: Realized: $575,000.
Fine and Exceptional Cased and Engraved Colt Model 1851 Squareback Navy or Belt Model Revolver: Realized: $373,750.
Fine and Historic Cased, Engraved and Inscribed Colt Model 1855 Pocket Sidehammer Revolver with Charter Oak Grip, Presented by the Inventor to Arms Dealer J.I. Spies: Realized: $345,000.
Fine and Exceptional Cased, Engraved and Relief Carved and Checkered Ebony-Gripped Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, Known as “The Black Beauty”: Realized: $322,000.
Exceptional and Fine Cased, Engraved and Carved Ivory-Gripped Colt Model 1862 Police Model Revolver Serial number 37951/E. .36 caliber, 5-shot semi-fluted and rebated cylinder. 4 1/2-inch round barrel with brass pin front sight: Top of barrel stamped with single line Address Col. Saml. Colt New-York U.S. America: Realized: $253,000.
Fine and Exceptional U.S. Martially Marked Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver, the First Model Attachable Shoulder Stock, with Canteen Insert: Realized: $207,000.
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