Have a Colt Presentation shotgun to Captain JR Hegeman Jr.
I have found out about his father and involvement in Metropolitan Life but would really like to know about this man.
Any information of the history of Mr. Hegeman would be greatly appreciated.
04-15-2019, 12:33 PM
J.R. Hegeman Jr. was a businessman and avid Colt collector who commissioned dozens of custom engraved works of art turn-of-the century to early 1920's. Decades ago his entire Colt collection was sold, in today's market easily worth over $10M. The example below is one of his many specially commissioned SAA's, a pair of Helfricht engraved Colt's with Bisley triggerguard. The Helfricht pattern as seen on these was the inspiration for an engraved SAA of mine. Wish I had more information to share.