Theodore Roosevelt was a fanatic hunter with a veritable war chest of guns, including a “one of a kind,” factory presentation, 1902 Colt semi automatic pistol with TR’s initials in solid gold. It’s just one of 600 Colts at the sale, including collector Bill Neal’s most complete collection of Coltwoodsmans ever assembled.The Rock Island Auction’s 3-day event in December will also bring to market collections from C.D. Terry, and Part II of the Putnam Green’s Lugers, Sauers, and Mausers. Winchesters will be well represented, along with Browning sporting arms, and a vast array of World War I & II military arms, flintlocks, antique guns and curios.
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