Wednesday, April 20, 2011

1849 Colt Engraved by Gustav Young

How about this one that came out of the woodwork. Its a presentation 1849 Colt that was one of 200 guns commissioned by Sam Colt himself in 1854 to be engraved by the famous Colt engraver, Gustav Young. Came from an estate here in Pennsylvania.

Snagged by my buddy Tom, at Targetmaster. Nice piece of history. The gun's engraving is still very sharp and the gun has had very little use, but most of the blue and case hardening has faded. The wood case is still in excellent condition.----------If this was mine, it would be turned into a couple of deluxe 1886's! ---------Sixgun


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