A rare Cuno Helfricht engraved gold and silver-plated Colt single action army revolver

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Lot 5123¢ Y
A rare Cuno Helfricht engraved gold and silver-plated Colt single action army revolver

Sold for US$ 10,530 inc. premium
A rare Cuno Helfricht engraved gold and silver-plated Colt single action army revolver
Serial no. 305457 for 1908, .32 W.C.F. 5 1/2 inch barrel. Extensive factory scroll and rocker-engraved coverage. Silver-plated barrel and frame with gold-plated cylinder, hammer and triggerguard/gripstrap. Factory elephant ivory steer head grips. Complete with factory letter detailing shipment to Von Lengerke & Antoine of Chicago, Illinois and confirming factory engraving, silver and gold finish and ivory steer head grips.
Condition: Fine to excellent as refinished. Barrel and frame have been resilvered and show strong markings and engraving. Cylinder retains 50-60% replated gilt finish. Hammer and triggerguard/gripstrap retain 30-40% gilt finish. Grips excellent.
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Footnotes

  • Note: See another Helfricht engraved single action, sn. 305450, with very similar engraving; page 339, The Book of Colt Engraving, Vol. I, 2nd edition, by R.L. Wilson.
A rare Cuno Helfricht engraved gold and silver-plated Colt single action army revolver
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