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This is a 1/3 scale 1847 Colt Walker Dragoon revolver made by the legendary Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico back in the late 1940's to 1950's.  This is often called the 6" Walker by Weston collectors, as Weston made miniature Walkers in four different scales, this being the second to largest.  6 1/4"" long overall with a 3 7/16" part round part octagon barrel of about .16 caliber.  The piece is fully functional, and would fire given the proper percussion caps, powder, and lead bullets, but it sold strictly as a collectors piece.  The top barrel flat is marked "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY".  The left side of the barrel lug, the left side of the frame, and the bottom of the gripstrap are marked "A COMPANY No 35".  The bottom rear of the barrel, the bottom front of the frame, and the bottom front of the triggerguard stamped with the number "35".  The right side of the barrel lug marked "US" and "1847" in two lines.  Checkered hammer spur, the hammer has both half and full cock, and has the typical 4 clicks when cocked.  The cylinder with the typical round cylinder stop notches without approaches.  The piece is made of steel, which has been rust blued except for the triggerguard and blade front sight which are yellow brass, and the frame, hammer, loading lever, and loading rammer which are very nicely case colored.  The grips are one piece Rosewood.  The piece is 100% mechanically, and still shows about 95% of the original rust blue finish, though is is starting to turn purplish in areas, and does show edge wear, cylinder turn marks, and some minor handling scratches.  The brass is a very dark beautifully aged patina and shows no signs of ever having been cleaned.  Some might argue that this piece was actually made by Fred Thacker in El Paso, Texas, a valid argument, as both Weston and Thacker used some of the same craftsmen.

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 Price:  $1,050.00

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This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver model of 1873 with 7 1/2" barrel.  Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".   6 1/8" long overall with a 3 7/16" rifled barrel of .21 caliber.  Made by Uberti in Italy.  The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame. The serial number 2035 is stamped on the frame & triggerguard.  035 is stamped into the backstrap.  35 is stamped into the loading gate.  Blue and case colored finish with black hard rubber checkered grips featuring the Rampant Colt on both sides near the frame, and a high relief spread winged eagle on both sides near the bottom strap.  Checkered hammer spur.  Blued front sight.  Rare smokeless frame with oval ejector rod button and the spring loaded plunger that releases the cylinder pin.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  Mint condition.  Case and accessories available.

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Price:  750.00

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This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver "Sheriff" model of 1873 with 3" barrel. Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".  Fully functional, but non-firing.  4 1/16" long overall with a 1 3/8"  .21 caliber rifled barrel. Made by Uberti in Italy. Dark, nicely figured walnut grips.  The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame.  The serial number, 2540, is stamped into the bottom of the frame and triggerguard.  540 is stamped into the bottom of the backstrap.  40 is stamped into the loading gate.  Blue and case colored finish.  Checkered hammer spur.  Blue blade type front sight.  Black powder frame with round ejector rod button and a screw retaining the cylinder pin.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  Mint condition.

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Price:  $600.00

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This is a 47% scale Colt 1861 Navy revolver by Uberti in Italy.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  6 1/8" long overall with a 3 1/2" long rifled barrel.  Standard blue and case colored finish.  Serial # 239 is stamped into the barrel, frame, triggerguard, and backstrap.  The cylinder is roll engraved with the Ormsby naval cylinder scene.  The triggerguard stamped 36 CAL on the left side just at the rear of the trigger.  Blade type front sight.  Checkered hammer spur and loading lever release.  Highly figured varnished one piece walnut grip.  Really nice firey case colors with lots of blues & purples!  Mint condition.

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Price:  $550.00

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This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver model of 1873 with 7 1/2" barrel.  Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".  Fully functional, but non-firing.  6" long overall with a 3 9/16" .21 caliber rifled barrel.  Made by Uberti in Italy. Beautifully factory engraved and 24K gold wire border inlays with about 50% engraving coverage.  14K gold and sterling silver Tiffany style grip.  The sterling silver Tiffany style grip was made by the late Roberto Hinz of Houston, and has three 14K gold inserts, one on each side, and one on the bottom, which together contain over 1/2 ounce of pure 24K gold! The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame. The serial number, 1611, is stamped on the frame, triggerguard.  11 is stamped into the loading gate.  Charcoal blue and case colored finish, the case colors really dark and vibrant.  Checkered hammer spur, early black powder pinched frame topstrap, & bullseye ejector rod.  Mint condition.  Complete with a nice walnut hinged top casing with key lock, key, a brass cleaning rod, a Larry Smith nickel plated oiler, the Colt instrutions interior lid label, and a charcoal blue Colt two blade screwdriver.  The interior of the case is English fit in a purple felt.  A very beautiful set!

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Price:  $2,150.00

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This is a 1/2 scale 1847 Colt Walker Dragoon revolver made by the legendary Tom P. Weston of Mexico City, Mexico back in the late 1940's to 1950's.  This is often called the 8" Walker by Weston collectors, as Weston made miniature Walkers in four different scales, this being the largest.  8" long overall with a 5 5/16" part round part octagon barrel of about .18 caliber.  The piece is fully functional, and would fire given the proper percussion caps, powder, and lead bullets, but it sold strictly as a collectors piece.  The top barrel flat is hand engraved "ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW YORK CITY".  The left side of the barrel lug, the bottom front of the trigger guard, and the bottom of the gripstrap are hand engraved "A COMPANY No 9".  The bottom front of the frame stamped with the number "9", and looks to have been double struck with the weaker one 90 degrees off.  Both sides of the frontstrap are stamped "9" under the grips.  The right side of the barrel lug hand engraved "US" and "1847" in two lines.  The 8 & 4 are partially obscured by the wedge screw.  The piece is made of steel, which has been rust blued except for the triggerguard and blade front sight which are yellow brass.  Checkered hammer spur, the hammer has both half and full cock, and has the typical four clicks when cocked.  The cylinder has the typical Walker round cylinder stops without approches.  The grips are one piece American walnut with a dark finish.  The piece is 100% mechanically, and still shows about 95% of the original rust blue finish, though is is starting to turn purplish in areas, and does show edge wear and some minor handling scratches.  The brass is a very dark beautifully aged patina and shows no signs of ever having been cleaned.  Some might argue that this piece was actually made by Fred Thacker in El Paso, Texas, a valid argument, as both Weston and Thacker used some of the same craftsmen.  Complete with a much later walnut hinged top casing.  The interior bottom French fit, and both the padded interior lid and bottom lined in a red felt.

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Price:  $1,350.00

 

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A 1/5 scale 1848 Colt Dragoon revolver made by J & J Mfg. Co.  3 1/2" long overall with a 1 13/16" round barrel.  Finished in the white except for the triggerguard and backstrap which are nickel plated.  One piece grip.  Hammer has half & full cock, and the trigger releases the hammer as it should.  Checkered hammer spur.  The cylinder does not index, and was not meant to as there is no hand, cylinder stop, or cylinder stop notches on the cylinder.  Functional loading lever latch.  The top of the barrel marked " J & J Mfg Co"  The bottom of the barrel lug, the front bottom of the frame, the front bottom of the triggerguard, the bottom of the gripstrap, and the side of the cylinder marked with the serial number 0007.  The side of the cylinder marked "U S DRAGOONS".  Good condition, showing some nickel flaking on the triggerguard and backstrap, and a couple small rust spots.  Looks to be quite old, maybe just post World War II.  Complete with a hinged top cherry wood casing, the interior French fit, and lined in an olive green felt.  I have never heard of J & J Mfg Co, but the piece is well made considering it is only partially functional.  I'm assuming that there must be at least six more of these out there somewhere, and any and all information on this maker would be most welcome.

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Stock # WM-3, Price:  $850.00

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I call this the "Engraver's Special!

 Note smokeless powder frame! 

This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver model of 1873 with 4 3/4" barrel.  Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".  Fully functional, but non-firing.  4 7/8" long overall with a 2 3/16" .21 caliber rifled barrel.  Made by Uberti in Italy.  The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame. The serial number 2916 is stamped on the frame & triggerguard.  916 is stamped into the backstrap.  16 is stamped into the loading gate.  Finished in the white with beautiful highly figured burl walnut grips.  Checkered hammer spur.  Nickel silver front sight.  Rare smokeless frame with oval ejector rod button and the spring loaded plunger that releases the cylinder pin.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  Mint condition.  These were special ordered from Uberti in the white to be finished here in U.S., and actually cost more than a finished miniature!  None of the parts have been hardened, so they will be easier to engrave.  If you've ever wanted to build your dream miniature Colt SAA, or exactly copy your full size SAA, here's the chassis to build it on!  I can change the barrel to a 5 1/2" or a 7 1/2" on request for an additional $75.00.
 
Price:  $500.00

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This is a 1/3 scale Colt Single Action Army revolver made by master miniature maker David Kucer of Canada.  4 5/16" long overall with a 2 7/16" rifled barrel of .15 caliber.  This is the 7 1/2" barrel version with one line Colt barrel address, black powder frame, oval ejector rod button, blue & case colored finish, with one piece grips.  The frame & hammer are case colored, the balance of the steel parts are blued.  The frame has the three patent date markings on the left front.  There are no caliber markings as would be normal for a very early Colt SAA.  The serial number is 24, and is stamped into the bottom of the frame, triggerguard, backstrap, and the side of the cylinder.  Checkered hammer spur.  Complete with the original Kucer hinged top, key lock, mahogany casing with dust ledge, French fit, in a russet red velour, and includes the original Kucer hallmarked key.  99% condition with no perceptible blemishes to the miniature SAA, and just a very few very minor handling marks on the casing.

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 Price $3,500.00

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 This is a 47% scale miniature Colt Single Action Army revolver model of 1873 with 7 1/2" barrel.  Also known as the "Peacemaker" and the "Frontier six Shooter".   6 1/8" long overall with a 3 7/16" rifled barrel of .21 caliber.  Made by Uberti in Italy.  The caliber marking 45 CAL is stamped on the left rear side of the triggerguard, two patent dates stamped on the left front of the frame. The serial number 2839 is stamped on the frame & triggerguard.  839 is stamped into the backstrap.  39 is stamped into the loading gate.  Blue and case colored finish with beautiful varnished highly figured burl walnut grips.  Checkered hammer spur.  Blued front sight.  Rare smokeless frame with oval ejector rod button and the spring loaded plunger that releases the cylinder pin.  Fully functional, but non-firing.  Mint condition.  Case and accessories available.

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 Price:  $650.00

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 An engraved "Little 45" by American Miniature Gun & Cartridge Co. of Hollywood, Ca. circa 1956 - 1960.  Original cost on one of these in 1957 was about $80.00!  Engraved, nickel plated and gold plated finish with two piece mother of pearl grips.  The hammer, triggerguard, cylinder pin, ejector rod, and screws were gold plated, the balance nickel plated.  Very rare and only the fourth one I've ever seen!  Mechanically perfect, with none of the problems normally associated with these.  Trigger guard works perfectly as the trigger and the loading gate functions perfectly and neither is cracked.  Original case and plastic bullet cap container, the brass colored case of the container has cracks in two places near the case mouth.  Near mint condition except for some loss of the gold wash on the small parts, mostly on the triggerguard and hammer, I'd call it 95%.  Described in Bob Urso's book, The Tiniest Guns, Third Edition, as U-20.  The following quoted from Bob Urso's book, used with permission:

Manufactured by the American Miniature Gun Mfg. Co. of Hollywood, California, and marketed as the Frontier "45".  On much of it's literature it was also referred to as the "Little 45".  A difficult to classify miniature, although modeled after the Colt Frontier Single Action revolver, it is not a true miniature gun.The Frontier "45" is a six shot, single action, revolver with a hand rotated barrel.  At 3 1/2" OAL, this little beauty is much nicer than a toy, but not quite a miniature.  Manufactured in the 1950's it has more detail, and is more functional than the best of the toy miniatures.  It's cylinder rotates.  It has half and full cock.  It has a flip down, side loading gate, and fires brass, percussion cap-like ammunition.  Expended shells are ejected with a functioning spring loaded ejector, just like on the real thing.  It is unusual in that the complete trigger guard acts as its trigger and is pulled back to fire.  This part is delicate, and many of these guns are found with the tab that holds the trigger assembly in place broken.  The clean finish on these guns suggest that they are sturdy little pieces, They were however, cast in a pot metal.  It is the care that was taken in finishing these guns that makes them look more substantial than they actually are.  A full page ad that appeared in the 1955 edition of the Gun digest special Antique and Used Modern Guns Catalog, list a hand engraved, gold plated model for $100.00.  They were also available in nickel plated.  This is a popular gun with collectors and a relatively difficult gun to find.  Prices are considerably higher than for even the best of the toy miniatures such as Armodelli or Hubley guns.  ...  The most unique aspect of this gun is the spring loaded sear on the trigger assembly.  Singe the trigger slides back and forth, rather than pivoting on a pin, it was necessary to pivot the sear in order that it catch the notch in the trigger."

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Stock # WM-2, Price:  $1,000.00.