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Colt Handgun Fetches Nearly $1 Million

Complete auction lots garner $3.28 million

 
Colt Handgun Fetches Nearly $1 Million
 
 
 
 

 Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT

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The revolver is the finest known surviving example of Samuel Colt’s first revolver, produced by the legendary gunsmith in Paterson, N.J. in 1836, according to Heritage Auctions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 

 

 

Someone identified only as “Silicon Valley mogul” certainly has a thing for rare handguns.

Mr. or Ms. Mogul won a Heritage Auctions, well, auction Sunday and holstered an 1836-vintage Colt revolver for a cool $977,500

The bid set a world record for an auction price paid for a single firearm, according to the Heritage press release, and who’s to argue?

The entire package of four lots of near-mint — there’s the key — Colts, part of the Al Cali Collection [shrugging shoulders], fetched $3.28 million.

The set included a Colt Blah-Blah, a Colt Mumble, a Colt What’s-it, and a Colt Thingy. Hey, what do I know from guns?

Anyway, the auction proved, according to Greg Martin, president of Arms & Armor at Dallas-based Heritage Auctions/Greg Martin Auctions, that, “Prices like these, which show that craftsmanship, rarity, beauty, and historical importance bring a true premium, also show that serious buyers know that pieces like these are real investments, certain to appreciate in value as the years progress, and certainly worth serious consideration when it comes time to bid.”

Here’s wishing that all handguns cost so much.


Bruce Felps owns and operates East Dallas Times, an online community news outlet serv

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I can't believe this is a Dallas reporter.  I wish he would have actually reported on the auction and details of the firearms instead of pushing his anti gun agenda.

 
"Here’s wishing that all handguns cost so much."
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When do you pick it up Chris?Bucky
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Now that is proper Care I want to know how they kept it in that shape all those years.

I am just wondering what products they used to have it keep its original finish and luster.
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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

Now that is proper Care I want to know how they kept it in that shape all those years.

I am just wondering what products they used to have it keep its original finish and luster.
Humidity and temperature controlled vault.
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

I can't believe this is a Dallas reporter.  I wish he would have actually reported on the auction and details of the firearms instead of pushing his anti gun agenda.

 
"Here’s wishing that all handguns cost so much."
 I bet if he was about to be robbed, raped, and/or murdered, he'd be willing to spend a million for a handgun.
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His entire article was a jab at guns and gun owners.  I want to find out where he lives and put a sign like this in his neighbors yard.
 
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Very interesting article, thanks for sharing it.
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You find out where he lives, and I will buy the sign...
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