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Police Positive Special, .32NP, Dual Tone Nickel, Factory Pearl Stocks

Extremely scarce post-WWII Police Positive Special, chambered in .32 New Police, with factory pearl stocks and dual tone nickel finish. Revolver exhibits nearly all its original nickel finish in the short-lived dual tone finish, which featured polished flat areas and matte round areas. Areas of the finish have some fine scratches & frosting. Front sight had a small amount of red applied, likely for visibility, but does not detract from the overall appearance of this

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Police Positive Special # 541868 – .32 New Police, Dual Tone Nickel with Original Box

This Police Positive Special remains in excellent condition, with minimal finish loss (most notably on rear of barrel after barrel roll mark), and with scattered fine scratches. Original “Coltwood” stocks are well fitting, with small chip at bottom of the left panel and some minimal shrinkage, as is typical with this material. Mechanics are excellent with tight lockup. The original, numbered, “nickel” stickered and fair condition box is included – serial number is faint, but

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Colt Diamondback From Past Colt Historian Kathleen Hoyt’s Collection

Colt Diamondback, .22 Long Rifle, 6” barrel, with Colt blue finish, part of prior Colt Historian Kathleen Hoyt’s collection. This Diamondback remains in near mint condition, with turn line & a slight blemish on the front sight, a shown in photos. Revolver is mechanically strong. With original, labeled box with matching serial number & model, Colt factory letter indicating sale to Kathleen Hoyt. Mrs. Hoyt career as Colt Historian from 1988 through her retirement in

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Model of 1911 # 417

Colt 1911, serial number 417. Early, scarce high polish blue Colt Model 1911. This pistol is nearly 100% original, with the exception of the magazine lock catch, the magazine, and the stocks, including all original, correct nitre blue small parts. Pistol includes original, extremely rare & original unmarked barrel, used only in the first 400-500 pistols prior to serif “H” inspection mark. Pistol retains an attractive percentage of original high polish blue & nitre blue

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Colt Army Special # 321844, Factory Engraved

Colt Army Special, Serial # 321844 32/20 WCF Caliber, Factory Engraved, Pearl Stocks Excellent condition Colt Army Special, factory engraved with what appear to be Colt factory pearl stocks. This revolver retains nearly all of its original high polish blue finish, with nitre blue trigger and hammer. Finish loss is noted on the cylinder, which has also turned a plum color. Revolver is mechanically sound. Colt records do not contain a shipping ledger entry for

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Colt Pony # CPA001042

Colt Pony, serial number CPA001042. Scarce model that appeared in Colt’s 1971 catalog, however, never made it into full production. An unknown number still remain. 10 were given to Colt employees, and 37 (including this pistol) were returned to Firearms International, who was to produce these under license by Colt, due to the project never materializing, partly attributed to quality concerns. This pistol retains most of its original bluing, with scattered finish loss in several

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Detective Special #429866

Detective Special #429866, with original box, Texas shipped. Very strong example of a mid-1930’s Detective Special, with strong finish remining. Evidence of light use with scattered areas of finish loss, most notably on the barrel and behind the cylinder release. Checkered walnut stocks remain in near perfect condition. Mechanics are perfect. Original box remains in good condition, with some tape, including over the original handwritten serial number on the bottom. Included factory letter confirms specifications,

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Colt Marshal #836808

Colt Marshal, Dual Tone Nickel Finish with 4 Inch Barrel, serial # 836808, with factory letter. Extremely scarce 1955 shipped Dual Tone Nickel Marshal with 4-inch barrel. This revolver exhibits a strong, dual tone nickel finish typical of c. 1949-1955 production of Colt revolvers, with polished flats and matte rounds and flutes. Scattered freckling and small scratches typical of a used nickel Colt throughout. Original grips are worn, more so on the right side, suggesting

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New Line #13474

New Line .22 Caliber, serial number 13474. Revolver is factory engraved, likely Helfricht or his shop, with approximately 50% coverage. Rare full silver plated finish, of which an attractive percentage remains on all areas of the revolver. Strong nitre blue on screws, trigger, and hammer. Excellent original ivory grips. Mechanics function, but feel delicate when operating. Factory letter confirms all original features, and 1882 shipment to London. A very attractive silver plated & engraved Colt

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Colt Officer’s Model, King Super Target #751816

Colt Official Police with King Super Target Modifications, serial # 751816. Scarce post-World War II Official Police with King Super Target modifications, including full vent rib, adjustable rear sight, and classic King Gun Sight Co. reflective mirror front sight. Hammer appears to be a King part, however, it is not the usual ‘King Cockeyed” hammer that typically is seen on King Super Targets. Most King modified guns this writer has seen are pre-WWII, so this

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Colt Pocket Hammerless #10970

Colt Pocket Hammerless, .380 Caliber, in near new condition, serial # 10970, with factory letter. Exceptional Colt .380 caliber Pocket Hammerless retaining nearly all of its original high polish blue and nitre blue accents. Only a handful of small, pinprick sized areas of finish loss and a small amount of finish loss on the front strap near the magazine are the only detractions to an otherwise factory new example of this model. Original stocks. Strong,

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Colt Detective Special #664133

Colt Detective Special with Factory Nickel, Pearl Stocks, and Hammer Shroud, serial # 664133, with factory letter. Uniquely configured Detective Special, with factory pearl stocks and hammer shroud in nickel finish. Revolver retains most of the original nickel finish, with scattered pin prick size losses to the finish throughout, with some flaking on the front strap. Hammer shroud of bare aluminum (typical of hammer shrouds on nickel guns) shows some scratches. Pearl stocks are in

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Colt New House Revolver #23387

Colt New House Revolver #23387

Colt New House Revolver, Factory Engraved, serial # 23387, with factory letter. Extremely scarce factory engraved & nickel-plated Colt New House 38 Revolver, with factory letter confirming serial number, 38 caliber, 2 ¼” barrel length, nickel finish, and 50 cents in engraving. Shipped to Markt & Company, who through some brief research may have been an exporter to London, Paris, and Constantinople. According to “The Book of Colt Firearms” by R.L. Wilson, factory engraved New

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Police Positive Special, .32NP, Dual Tone Nickel, Factory Pearl Stocks

Extremely scarce post-WWII Police Positive Special, chambered in .32 New Police, with factory pearl stocks and dual tone nickel finish. Revolver exhibits nearly all its original nickel finish in the short-lived dual tone finish, which featured polished flat areas and matte round areas. Areas of the finish have some fine scratches & frosting. Front sight had a small amount of red applied, likely for visibility, but does not detract from the overall appearance of this

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Police Positive Special # 541868 – .32 New Police, Dual Tone Nickel with Original Box

This Police Positive Special remains in excellent condition, with minimal finish loss (most notably on rear of barrel after barrel roll mark), and with scattered fine scratches. Original “Coltwood” stocks are well fitting, with small chip at bottom of the left panel and some minimal shrinkage, as is typical with this material. Mechanics are excellent with tight lockup. The original, numbered, “nickel” stickered and fair condition box is included – serial number is faint, but

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Colt Diamondback From Past Colt Historian Kathleen Hoyt’s Collection

Colt Diamondback, .22 Long Rifle, 6” barrel, with Colt blue finish, part of prior Colt Historian Kathleen Hoyt’s collection. This Diamondback remains in near mint condition, with turn line & a slight blemish on the front sight, a shown in photos. Revolver is mechanically strong. With original, labeled box with matching serial number & model, Colt factory letter indicating sale to Kathleen Hoyt. Mrs. Hoyt career as Colt Historian from 1988 through her retirement in

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Model of 1911 # 417

Colt 1911, serial number 417. Early, scarce high polish blue Colt Model 1911. This pistol is nearly 100% original, with the exception of the magazine lock catch, the magazine, and the stocks, including all original, correct nitre blue small parts. Pistol includes original, extremely rare & original unmarked barrel, used only in the first 400-500 pistols prior to serif “H” inspection mark. Pistol retains an attractive percentage of original high polish blue & nitre blue

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Colt Army Special # 321844, Factory Engraved

Colt Army Special, Serial # 321844 32/20 WCF Caliber, Factory Engraved, Pearl Stocks Excellent condition Colt Army Special, factory engraved with what appear to be Colt factory pearl stocks. This revolver retains nearly all of its original high polish blue finish, with nitre blue trigger and hammer. Finish loss is noted on the cylinder, which has also turned a plum color. Revolver is mechanically sound. Colt records do not contain a shipping ledger entry for

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Colt Pony # CPA001042

Colt Pony, serial number CPA001042. Scarce model that appeared in Colt’s 1971 catalog, however, never made it into full production. An unknown number still remain. 10 were given to Colt employees, and 37 (including this pistol) were returned to Firearms International, who was to produce these under license by Colt, due to the project never materializing, partly attributed to quality concerns. This pistol retains most of its original bluing, with scattered finish loss in several

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Detective Special #429866

Detective Special #429866, with original box, Texas shipped. Very strong example of a mid-1930’s Detective Special, with strong finish remining. Evidence of light use with scattered areas of finish loss, most notably on the barrel and behind the cylinder release. Checkered walnut stocks remain in near perfect condition. Mechanics are perfect. Original box remains in good condition, with some tape, including over the original handwritten serial number on the bottom. Included factory letter confirms specifications,

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Colt Marshal #836808

Colt Marshal, Dual Tone Nickel Finish with 4 Inch Barrel, serial # 836808, with factory letter. Extremely scarce 1955 shipped Dual Tone Nickel Marshal with 4-inch barrel. This revolver exhibits a strong, dual tone nickel finish typical of c. 1949-1955 production of Colt revolvers, with polished flats and matte rounds and flutes. Scattered freckling and small scratches typical of a used nickel Colt throughout. Original grips are worn, more so on the right side, suggesting

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New Line #13474

New Line .22 Caliber, serial number 13474. Revolver is factory engraved, likely Helfricht or his shop, with approximately 50% coverage. Rare full silver plated finish, of which an attractive percentage remains on all areas of the revolver. Strong nitre blue on screws, trigger, and hammer. Excellent original ivory grips. Mechanics function, but feel delicate when operating. Factory letter confirms all original features, and 1882 shipment to London. A very attractive silver plated & engraved Colt

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Colt Officer’s Model, King Super Target #751816

Colt Official Police with King Super Target Modifications, serial # 751816. Scarce post-World War II Official Police with King Super Target modifications, including full vent rib, adjustable rear sight, and classic King Gun Sight Co. reflective mirror front sight. Hammer appears to be a King part, however, it is not the usual ‘King Cockeyed” hammer that typically is seen on King Super Targets. Most King modified guns this writer has seen are pre-WWII, so this

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