Project Description

This is a 47% scale Engraved & Gold Wire Inlaid Prestige Edition Colt First Model Dragoon by the renown A. Uberti in Italy.  6 1/2″ long overall with a 3 1/2″ part round part octagon rifled barrel of .21 caliber.  Blue and case colored finish.  Profusely engraved and gold wire inlaid, these Prestige Edition revolvers were the very best that Uberti ever offered, and are quite rare.  I’d guess there are no more than a half dozen of these ever made.  The frame, barrel lug, hammer, triggerguard, backstrap, and loading lever are all engraved.  There are gold wire inlays at the muzzle of the barrel, outlining  the barrel lug, frame, recoil shield, hammer, loading lever, and backstrap.  The quality of the engraving and gold inlay are absolutely first rate!  One piece nicely figured rosewood grips.  The cylinder with the standard roll marked cylinder scene plus the nipple cutouts and cylinder stops are outlined in gold wire.  Serial number 88 stamped into the bottom of the frame, barrel, triggerguard, and backstrap.  The underside of the barrel marked “A. UBERTI ITALY”.  Complete with an antique walnut lift top casing with key lock & key.  The casing probably originally having cased some small pistol or revolver in the 1850 – 1880 time period.  The interior with a dust ledge and lined in a dark blue velvet.  The top of the case with an inlaid brass escutcheon, and also a diamond brass escutcheon inlaid around the key hole.  The revolver remains in almost perfect mint condition showing just a very little flaking of the protective lacquer at the tip of the hammer where it meets the cylinder, and a small ding in the wood on the right side of the grip.  The case, being much older, looks to have been refinished, and shows handling marks and a small crack in the lid.  An extremely rare and beautiful Uberti miniature Colt!!!  Ex Nelson Perry & Dr. Joseph Murphy collections.  Price:  $2,500.00.

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