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    COLT WALKER REVOLVER HOLSTER
    COLT WALKER REVOLVER HOLSTER

    COLT WALKER REVOLVER HOLSTER

    I don't suppose I have to describe how rare this holster is, but I'll do it anyway. I've seen two military style flap-holsters for the Colt Walker, two civilians that were very nice and two sets of pommel holsters that were bonafide originals. Everything else I've seen has been extremely questionable. This one is an absolute no-brainer, and it is world-class in terms of form, artistry and condition. When I first received photos of this holster, I couldn't tell exactly what it was other than the fact that it swallowed up a Dragoon in the photo. I was pretty sure that it was for an 8" Dragoon or a Walker. When it came in, I tried an 8" and it swallowed that as well, with the hammer dropping an inch into the holster, an absolute no-no as that hammer spur would have torn the holster up in no time. I then shipped it off to a Walker owner and lo-and-behold, we found ourselves one of the great rarities in Colt Accessories. The Colt Walker is the only gun I know of that fits this rig properly. The carving and bordering is exquisite, with about the finest detail I've ever seen on any early holster regardless of origin or period. This holster isn't just carved, it's a combination of incised and relief carving and rivals the height and grandness of that on a fine, Golden Age Kentucky Rifle. The entire field of display is carved with a single flower stem, starting at the muzzle and rising with larger and more detailed foliage of leaf clusters and stems to terminate at the breech end with a large flower, possibly a Texas Rose. Lined backgrounds adorn each leaf and a simulated punch-dot background is scattered in other areas. The bordering is extremely detailed and the coverage is virtually 100% on the front side. The back-side shows some of the same bordering but the rest of the panel is absent of decoration. The leather is in wonderful condition and is softer than one would expect, probably due to age and a breakdown of leather fibers over time. I would expect that it was quite stiff originally. The plug is missing and that doesn't surprise me. This is not a slim-jim type holster that was closely form-fit. To hold a revolver the size and weight of a Walker, form-fitting at the front of the cylinder and trigger-guard would have distributed the weight of the gun better. I would expect that the plug blew-out on this holster within a few months of carry, and that's probably why it remained in such wonderful condition over the years. It's original belt loop is still on the back and there's an additional scabbard loop on the front that shows it was definitely used to hold a dirk or small Bowie. The rub lines from a sheath are still present. The interior is lined but now torn and creased in several areas and deteriorating. This may have been padded with raw cotton or other media originally. Walkers were a big heavy gun and issued with pommel-holsters. All those government issued guns ended up with Texas Rangers and frontiersmen as well as in the California gold-fields. They didn't wear pommel holsters with a waist-belt, so a fine Martial Revolver would be just as appropriate with this rig as a Civilian Gun. All in all and in my opinion, this is one of the rarest and finest antique holsters ever discovered. Several years ago there was an original Walker Revolver in very good to fine condition that was period engraved. It was in an auction in California. If you know who currently owns that gun, please let him know I have a holster for him. That, or buy a great piece of Antique American leatherwork to park your own Walker in.

    PRICE - $20,000.00


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    Colt 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver
    Colt 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

    Colt 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

    This is a very nice 1849 Colt Pocket with 4" barrel and New York address. It is sharp and crisp to include an excellent action, light cylinder scene and excellent grips that retain almost all of their original varnish. As one can see in the photos, the frame retains about 60%b vivid case colors starting to fade and the balance of the gun is gray with the exception of slight traces of scattered color. The gun appears to have been cleaned to gray at one point during its life leaving only the frame colors. A really nice example for the price.

    PRICE - $ 995.00 - SALE PENDING !


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    CIVIL WAR COLT ARMY REVOLVER, COLT 1860
    CIVIL WAR COLT ARMY REVOLVER, COLT 1860

    CIVIL WAR COLT ARMY REVOLVER, COLT 1860

    I'll make this description short and sweet. The action on this gun works great, it is all matching numbers and the markings are faint due too somebody whizzing it with sandpaper. It is still a real gun and should be salvaged by removing these marks. A good project gun for someone with skill and patience.

    PRICE - $ 995.00


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    COLT CONVERSION REVOLVERS
    COLT CONVERSION REVOLVERS

    COLT CONVERSION REVOLVERS

    This is an absolutely untouched Colt Pocket Navy Conversion Revolver, rather hard to find with the ejector system. All markings, edges and action are sharp and crisp and it sports a fine set of original grips. The gun shows 80%+ original nickel plating mixing with untouched patina. The gun has never been polished or cleaned on as with most aged nickel guns.

    PRICE - $ 1,450.00 - SALE PENDING !


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    Colt 3rd Model 1851 Navy Revolver
    Colt 3rd Model 1851 Navy Revolver

    Colt 3rd Model 1851 Navy Revolver

    This is a very good condition Colt Third model 1851 Navy Revolver that shows heavy carry. This carried history is evident due to the worn muzzle and heavily weathered but full grips. The site is actually worn down flush to the barrel. All markings remained extremely crisp and the cylinder seen is about 90% visible, though showing wear. The action is nearly perfect. There are traces of original silver plating on the back strap and trigger guard. The gun is in an overall gray patina. The hammer and lever screws appear to be replacements, but other than that the entire gun is original and matching. The gun is missing all its nipples, easily replaced. It's rather surprising to find a gun with this much muzzle where and yet still be in generally good to very good condition. It certainly appears to be a fine old veteran of the American Civil War and probably saw use on the frontier for an extended period as well.

    PRICE - $1,485.00


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    COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER
    COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER

    COLT 1861 NAVY REVOLVER

    I know this 1861 Colt Navy Revolver doesn't look like much, but it's better than it appears. One need only look at the front sight and the grips that retain 99% of their original varnish to realize that this gun saw little use. It shows strong markings and edges but needs a little TLC to bring it back to full glory. The action is sharp, but it needs a hand-spring as the cylinder doesn't index unless you have the gun pointing down. It's obviously missing a wedge and wedge screw and the hammer screw needs to be replaced as the head is busted off. It shows an artificially aged barrel and cylinder of an ugly light brown and could use a good cleaning. The scene is light as on most 1861's. I have priced this reasonably for someone that knows what they're doing and they'll have a very nice gun for their efforts. If it doesn't sell, I'll have the aforementioned problems taken care of myself and raise the price. This is could be a very nice gun.

    PRICE - $1,785.00


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    Colt Root Revolver, Model 3
    Colt Root Revolver, Model 3

    Colt Root Revolver, Model 3

    This is a good condition third model Colt Root Revolver with a 3 1/2 inch octagon barrel, Hartford address with pointing hand motif. It is in generally good condition. The gun is in overall gray patina with traces of blue on the barrel and frame. The stagecoach cylinder scene is light but visible. The grips are sound and full retaining approximately 70% original varnish. The action appears to be perfect however there is no hand and spring installed in the gun. This is a very reasonable price on a colt such as this

    PRICE - $ 750.00


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    COLT NAVY REVOLVER OF 1851
    COLT NAVY REVOLVER OF 1851

    COLT NAVY REVOLVER OF 1851

    This is a very nice Colt 1851 Navy. Don't let my lousy photography skills fool you. This gun is sharp and retains 30 - 40% original, thinning blue. It also shows some case colors, especially on the right side of its frame. The scene is an original light roll, as evidenced by the strong engagement date but little of the ships at sea. The grips show almost 90% varnish.

    PRICE - $ 2,475.00


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    COLT MARTIAL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER
    COLT MARTIAL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER

    COLT MARTIAL 1861 NAVY CONVERSION REVOLVER

    This is a very fine and really crisp 1861 Navy Conversion to 38 caliber. As can be seen in the photos, this is a completely untouched example that shows generous amounts of original blue on the barrel, nice full grips with about 60% original varnish and a near perfect cylinder scene. The action is perfect. This is a very nice conversion and well worth the dough.

    PRICE - $3,350.00


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    Colt, model 1851 Navy revolver
    Colt, model 1851 Navy revolver

    Colt, model 1851 Navy revolver

    Here we have a late fourth model variation of a Colt 1851 Navy is in generally very good condition retaining approximately 70% of its original cylinder seen all numbers are matching to include the wedge. The action and markings are sharp and crisp and the grips are full, showing the little use. The gun is an overall great patina. This gun is in the 200,000 serial range and was manufactured after the Civil War. Ffrom its general appearance I would say that it definitely saw use on the Western frontier. These Navy revolvers are of a similar size to the colt single action revolver and were popular among cowboys and gunslingers most notably Wild Bill Hickok, who wore a pair of engraved 1851 Navy's with carved ivory grips. You'll note in the photographs that this gun has a very small wedge screw. This wedge screw goes all the way through the barrel lug and is a perfect example of a high quality field repair.

    PRICE - $1,675.00


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    Colt 1849 pocket revolver with 5 inch barrel
    Colt 1849 pocket revolver with 5 inch barrel

    Colt 1849 pocket revolver with 5 inch barrel

    This is a very nice 5 inch colt pocket revolver. It's very early, and in the 34,000 serial number range. It shows an overall gray patina and has an almost complete absence of original finish other than a trace of blue under the barrel. The nice part about it is it's very crisp with almost all of its cylinder sscene, 98% original silver plate on the back strap and trigger guard and 98% original varnish on fine, full grips. The cylinder has a score mark around it that's actually very slight where someone screwed the wrong screw into the front of the trigger guard and it protruded out the top of the frame. As the cylinder was rotated, it left a line where the screw scratched the cylinder. The timing was also off on this gun at one time and the result are the visible score marks from the hammer scraping the back shoulders of the cylinder. With a little TLC this could be a very presentable gun. It's the type I wouldn't mind having in my own collection if it had some history to accompany it. I like sharp crisp guns that look like they were used, not guns that look like they sat in a drawer.

    PRICE - $ 875.00


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    PATERSON CAPPER, PATERSON ACCESSORIES
    PATERSON CAPPER, PATERSON ACCESSORIES

    PATERSON CAPPER, PATERSON ACCESSORIES

    One of the best condition Paterson Cappers ever brought to market, this is a large size Paterson Capper for the Rifle, Shotgun or Holster Revolver. That's right, consensus opinion and survival rates of these cappers has convinced most of the experts in the field that the large cappers such as this were almost certainly used with the larger Texas Paterson Revolvers in addition to the long-arms. This particular example is in outstanding condition, far superior to the usually found examples that have extensive wear and tear, especially of the face of their lid. This one has a bold and beautiful condition face, with the horses mane and muscularity maintained in extremely sharp detail and condition, similar to an excellent condition coin or medal that's rated excellent condition rather than a worn down example. It retains 60 - 70% original gold gilt to its face and 95% on its interior. It functions and locks up perfectly but the spring is a bit weak. This would be appropriate with a cased, high condition Holster or Belt Model Paterson or Paterson Carbine or Rifle. I doubt you'd find a better example on the loose for several years.

    PRICE - $ 7,750.00


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    COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, MARTIALLY MARKED
    COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, MARTIALLY MARKED

    COLT 1851 NAVY REVOLVER, MARTIALLY MARKED

    This is a very good condition, Martially marked Colt 1851 Navy. It retains no finish but has very good markings and almost all of its cylinder scene. It's fully sub-inspected to include cartouches but they are a bit faint. It has a large chip out of the left grip against the frame that a good wood-man could repair. The action works fine and the edges are fairly sharp. It could use a few screws if you've got them.

    PRICE - $ 2,350.00


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    COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER
    COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER

    COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER

    In an extremely dark brown patina, this 5" Pocket is all matching to include the wedge. It shows a light but about 80% cylinder scene and all other markings good. The action functions sometimes, but not always. It needs some adjustment and the arbor is loose. The grips are full and original retaining most of their varnish with a chip to the right toe. For the price, it's a good little gun that could probably be cleaned a little to improve its look.

    PRICE - $785.00


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    1851 COLT NAVY REVOLVER
    1851 COLT NAVY REVOLVER

    1851 COLT NAVY REVOLVER

    Here's an old veteran of a Colt 1851 Navy with octagon barrel that was used, altered, used and put away. This is an early, small guard Navy in the 8XXX range. It's still ready for action with good markings and is generally good all-around to include the action. The barrel has been period shortened to 6 & 1/4" and it's all original with the exception of an unnumbered but period wedge and a dove-tail sight added after the barrel reduction. The slim-Jim grips are nice and full, it has generous amounts of original silver-plate on its straps and it shows most of its scene, though a little light. The lever-screw is replaced, it has one broken nipple and the wedge-screw is missing. It's still a good gun that was either shortened for concealment purposes or for a quicker draw from the holster.

    PRICE - $1,195.00


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    1851 COLT NAVY REVOLVER
    1851 COLT NAVY REVOLVER

    1851 COLT NAVY REVOLVER

    This is an all matching Colt Navy that has seen better days. The gun is in dark brown patina and his a good action as well as good markings. It only has a trace of cylinder scene, the trigger-guard is bent and the grips do not fit well, although a little brass bending could probably help out the latter two problems. It's in the 107XXX serial number range and is certainly a great example for the price.

    PRICE - $ 875.00 - Sale Pending !


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    COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER
    COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER

    COLT 1860 ARMY REVOLVER

    This is an all matching 1860 Colt Army Revolver that is a pretty good gun. It shows about 30% cylinder scene, has a nice patina overall, indexes properly (but doesn't lock up and probably needs a new bolt spring), has nice edges and markings and is fully sub-inspected to include a cartouche to the left side of the grip. It's only problem is a chunk of the left grip panel has broken off, probably due too a drop during its period of use. It also needs a butt screw. These grips are numbered and original to the gun. With a little wood-work that shouldn't be too difficult, you have an $1850.00 gun here, with an original set of grips.

    PRICE - $1,175.00


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    COLT LONDON NAVY WITH W/D BROAD-ARROW MARK
    COLT LONDON NAVY WITH W/D BROAD-ARROW MARK

    COLT LONDON NAVY WITH W/D BROAD-ARROW MARK

    This is a sharp, crisp 1851 Colt London Navy Revolver with W/D Broad Arrow markings and full British proof marks. It was purchased by the British War Department for issue to the Royal Navy or British Army. It is in extremely good condition for this model as most saw hard use during the Crimean War. The revolver has a gray patina finish on all parts with a few blotches of an oxidized blue on the cylinder and 30% British style smoky case color to the frame, most of that on the left side with good color tones. It has standard iron straps and wasp-waisted grips that have a hole drilled through the center for a saddle lanyard. This could certainly have found its way to the Southern States during the Civil war. It fits in the hand perfectly. It needs a hand and spring but other than that, this is a very good condition gun with excellent edges and markings with about 80% cylinder scene. The barrel is a mis-match but that's not unusual for this particular variation. A very good, British martial navy

    PRICE - $1,950.00 - Reduced to $1,750.00 !!


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    ENGRAVED COLT NAVY REVOLVER, CONFEDERATE INSCRIBED
    ENGRAVED COLT NAVY REVOLVER, CONFEDERATE INSCRIBED

    ENGRAVED COLT NAVY REVOLVER, CONFEDERATE INSCRIBED

    For those that complain that they can't find truly historical guns at the shows and auctions, here's one for you. This is an early 1861production Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver that a friend called me about. He sent me a few photos and the first thing that caught my eye was the engraving style and coverage. This isn't a normal gun, it's deluxe engraved and similar Colt Navy Revolvers were presented to John B. Floyd, Jefferson Davis and others. It shows extra scrolling and punch-dot background to the shoulders of the cylinder as well as the front half inch of its barrel. This gun was offered at only a slight premium over a standard Young engraved Navy! But wait, it gets better,,,,, much, much better. He told me the gun had a very faint inscription that appeared as though someone had tried to remove during its period of use. It read, "Capt. W. ?. Cahill, U. S. A.". For astute Colt Collectors, that's music to our ears as the USA portion of such an inscription stands for U. S. Army. It's a well-known fact that such guns were ordered for officers by Thornton, Whitley and others in the ordnance department at a discount for Military Officers and the inscriptions were provided by Colt at "no charge". Most of these officers in the regular Army were also West Point grads. I just happened to own a leather traveling trunk that belonged to a man that may have owned such a gun, and the alarms went off instantly. My trunk was owned by William L. Cabell, a captain in the regular Army that signed on with the Confederacy in 1861 and who together with Joseph E. Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard designed the first Confederate battle flag. Sure enough, after finding there was no Captain W. Cahill in the regular Army at the time, it had to be Cabell and examination of the inscription proved it, "Capt. W. L. Cabell, U.S.A.". Here's where the heartbreak sets in. The man that offered me this gun was a dear friend, so I shared my information and told him to keep it. He is now ready to sell. This is a consignment. William L. Cabell was born in Danville, Virginia. Six of Cabell's brothers also held prominent positions in the Confederate Army. One other brother died just prior to the Civil War from an arrow wound received in Florida. Cabell graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1850 and joined the United States Army as a second lieutenant with the 7th U.S. Infantry. In June 1855, he was promoted to first lieutenant and regimental quartermaster on the staff of General Persifor F. Smith. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Cabell returned to Little Rock, Arkansas, and offered his services to Governor Henry Massey Rector. In April 1861, he received a telegram from the Confederate States government and went to Richmond, Virginia, to assist in the establishment of the commissary, quartermaster, and ordnance departments for the Confederate military. He was sent to Manassas, Virginia, to take the position of Quartermaster for the Confederate Army of the Potomac under General P.G.T. Beauregard. He served on Beauregard's staff and then on the staff of General Joseph E. Johnston until reassigned in January 1862. After leaving Virginia, Cabell was assigned by General Albert Sidney Johnston to serve under General Earl Van Dorn, who was commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department. Cabell was promoted to brigadier general and placed in command of all Confederate troops on the White River, with his headquarters at Jacksonport, Arkansas. Soon after the Battle of Pea Ridge, Confederate forces were withdrawn from Arkansas and moved across the Mississippi River. Upon his arrival at Corinth, Mississippi, Cabell was given command of a Texas brigade with an Arkansas regiment attached. Cabell led this brigade in several engagements around Corinth. Cabell was transferred to an Arkansas brigade, which he led in the Battle of Iuka and the Battle of Corinth. He was wounded leading a charge against the Union entrenchments at Corinth and again at the Battle of Hatchie's Bridge, which left him temporarily disabled and unfit for field command. In February 1863, he was placed in command of northwestern Arkansas and successfully recruited and outfitted one of the largest cavalry brigades west of the Mississippi. Cabell led this brigade in over 20 engagements in the Trans-Mississippi Department including prominent roles at the Battle of Poison Spring and the Battle of Marks' Mills where he commanded two brigades under General James Fleming Fagan. Cabell was captured in Missouri (by Sergeant Cavalry M. Young of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry) during Price's Raid on October 25, 1864, and was held as a prisoner of war at the Johnson's Island prison camp on Lake Erie and then at Fort Warren in Boston, Massachusetts. After the war, Cabell returned to Fort Smith, Arkansas, where he worked as a civil engineer and studied law at night. He was admitted to the Arkansas bar in 1868 and practiced law for a few years. In 1872, Cabell and his family moved to Dallas, Texas. In 1874, he was elected mayor of that city and served four terms at various times. During his tenure, he expanded rail access to the city, established sewer and electrical services, started a program of paving streets, and presided over a period of massive growth. After leaving office, Cabell became Vice President of the Texas Trunk Railroad Company. In 1885, he was appointed U.S. Marshal and served in that capacity until 1889. During the Spanish-American War, at age 71, he offered his military services to the U.S. government. Cabell also remained active in Confederate veterans affairs. He oversaw several large veterans reunions, assisted in establishing pensions, veterans homes, and Confederate cemeteries in Texas. He served as commander of the Trans-Mississippi Department of the United Confederate Veterans. William Lewis Cabell died in Dallas and was buried there five days later after a heavily attended military parade. Before his death, Cabell had converted to Catholicism.[1] Cabell's wife was the daughter of Major Elias Rector of Arkansas and served as a nurse during the Civil War. Daughter, Katie Doswell Cabell Currie Muse was President of the Texas Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy (25 May 1896 - 17 Dec 1897 & 17 Oct 1921 - 19 Oct 1922) and President General, United Daughters of the Confederacy (Nov 1897 - Nov 1899). Grandson Charles P. Cabell became a four-star general in the United States Air Force as Deputy Director of Central Intelligence during the 1950s.[2] Another grandson, Earle Cabell, was also mayor of Dallas, serving at the time of the Kennedy assassination.

    PRICE - SALE PENDING !!!


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    COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON
    COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON

    COLT THIRD MODEL DRAGOON

    This is an outstanding example of a Martially Marked Colt Third Model Dragoon Revolver. This gun has been pictured on our opening page for ten years for a reason. The cylinder scene is so visible, it looks like a pen & ink drawing. The patination is exceptional. The gun shows strong blue on the barrel mixing with brown patina and smoky case-colors to the frame, lever and hammer that are starting to silver-out. The scene is about perfect and the grips are nice and full with fine cartouches. The action is sharp, as are all markings and edges. A wonderful 3rd model that was never abused and always well cared for.

    PRICE - $19,500.00

 

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