Few examples of the Texas Paterson Colt revolvers were produced. Some have vanished as a result of “hard use,” Most of the remaining guns are in museum collections, including those of New York’s Metropolitan Museum, The New-Work Historical Society, the Smithsonian, and the Autry, among others. The example that Heritage will be offering on September 18 in Dallas features a rare configuration, with roundback cylinder, six silver band inlays, and a scalloped German silver escutcheon inlay on the case lid. It’s estimated at $700,000-$900,000.
Update: the Texas Paterson revolver sold for $977,500, exceeding estimates.
Another unusual pistol in the sale is a Colt Walker Model Civilian Series Revolver, with period flap leather holster. Just 100 examples were produced of this firearm, known as “The Thumbprint Walker.” Dating from 1847, it’s estimated at $600,000-$800,000.
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