Colt Single Action Army Engraved by David Wade Harris

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Colt Single Action Army Engraved by David Wade Harris
*S/N 321169, .44WCF, 4 ¾ inch barrel, Colt Single Action, with ivory steer head grips, manufactured 1912. Full coverage in his “Cattlebrand” style, with gold finish. Marked on butt “DW Harris”. An excellent example of Mr. Harris’ work.

David Wade Harris is a resident of Tyler, Texas. He learned the engraving trade from Weldon Bledsoe who worked with Cole Agee. Mr. Agee was the “father” of the cattle brand engraving pattern.

Includes signed letter from David Wade Harris authenticating the work to be his own.

Lot 200, Brian Lebel's Cody Old West Auction - June 22, 2019. Santa Fe, NM.
Estimate $5,000-6,000.

Colt Single Action Engraved by David Wade Harris

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Colt Single Action Engraved by David Wade Harris

*S/N 216396, .45 caliber, 7 ½” barrel, 1st generation Colt Single Action. Gold washed and stunningly engraved by David Wade Harris with Native American symbolism, including thunderbirds, clouds, lodges, Zias, animals, arrows and much more. Engraved, “COLT’S PT. F. A. MFG. CO. HARTFORD CT. U.S.A.” on underside of barrel; signed “DW HARRIS” with a flourish on the butt. Tight scrolling, all matching numbers. Carved ivory grips with Indian chief head on one side. Circa 1901. Condition: bore id very good, 99% gold finish, mechanically excellent, excellent marks and engraving.

David Wade Harris, Tyler, Texas, has been plying his trade for almost 30 years. He learned the trade from Weldon Bledsoe who worked with Cole Agee. Best known for his cattle brand motifs on firearms.

Lot 511, Brian Lebel's Old West Auction - January 25th & 26th, 2019. Mesa, AZ.
Sold $12,980.