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retain light traces of blue in protected areas near front sight, beneath ejector rod, and area just forward of frame. Cylinder with moderately toned blue in flutes and thin toned blue to balance showing mostly as a silvery gray. Frame retains faint but somewhat vivid traces of case colors near both sides of hammer screw and in forward protected areas. Original early type hammer additionally shows traces of original case colored hues. Straps show little original finish and light mellow toning. Grips with thinning and smoothing and fractional shrinkage, with losses to front left toe and right heel. Screws are fair with light to heavy deformation of slots, the worst being the arbor set screw and the top right backstrap screw. Original round ejector rod head has been replaced with later contoured type. Action functions as designed, bore is near fine. A good honest early Ainsworth inspected Colt Single Action revolver with possible 7th Cavalry attribution. Est.: $8,000-$12,000. (Antique)
Lot # 134 Factory Engraved Winchester Model 1886 Lever Action Takedown Rifle, #144701, .33 WCF cal., 24'' tapered barrel, half-magazine, shotgun butt, Lyman tang and front sights, plain trigger, blank in rear sight slot, factory engraved in a combination of offered styles, fancy checkered straight stock. Factory letter states shipped from the warehouse July 6, 1908, and verifying all information. Condition is excellent as partially refinished, retaining 96% lightly thinning blue. Case colors to hammer and lever remain 96% vivid. Original stock and forend retain 92% varnish with most of the losses at balance point of forend. Stock with minor scuffs and nicks. Action remains tight, bore is mirror bright. A rare opportunity to own a museum quality Winchester Lever Action rifle that is over 100 years old. Est.: $25,000-$40,000. (C&R)
Lot # 163 (As imaged) Alvin White Engraved and Gold Inlaid Colt Single Action Army Revolver, as made for the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum's 1st Annual Gala Auction Fundraiser, November 18, 1991. Serial no. SA09498 and additionally serialized ''1'', .45 Colt cal., 7-1/2'' barrel, finely engraved and gold inlaid royal blue finish with two-piece mother-of-pearl grips, in fine golden toned velveteen lined French-fitted case with leather exterior as hand-crafted by famous book binder Arno Werner. Revolver is embellished with flush gold inlaid ''1'' on bottom side of frame above serial number, with gold notched and engraved front sight blade. Applied gold depiction of the Autry Western Heritage Museum on left side of barrel; right side inlaid ''Annual Gala/Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum''. Relief gold inlaid Gene Autry's Stetson hat to right side of cylinder; left side with Autry Western Heritage Museum logo of mounted cowboy with lasso in silver on gold background. Flush gold inlaid vine motif borders to frame, triggerguard and backstrap. Gold inlaid bands to muzzle and breech end of barrel, rear edge of cylinder and ejector rod housing. Hammer and both sides of recoil shield with fine inlaid scroll motif, with inlaid Gala eagle to right side. Balance of pistol is 3/4 engraved in a New