Nimschke Engraved Colt Single Action Revolver

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S/N 20746, .45 caliber, 7 ½ inch barrel, nickel Colt Single Action Army Revolver. Engraved by master firearms engraver, L.D. Nimschke, with carved steerhead grips. Shipped to Schuyler, Hartley & Graham in New York City on September 30, 1875. Very rare and desirable early engraving. Includes Colt factory letter. Condition: excellent overall, retains 90%+ original nickel; grips are excellent, engraving is sharp, excellent marks.
From a Noted Private Texas Collection.

Lot 196, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - June 23rd, 2018, Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $25,000-30,000.