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    Engraved Colt Model 1862

    Anybody been to the Las Vegas Show coming up this weekend? I am only a few hours away and was going to bring my revolver there and see about any more info I could get. Its a conversion of course and I posted it awhile ago in the Percussion thread.

    Basics are,
    Model 1862
    38 RF conversion
    5 shot
    5 1/2" barrel
    #3157

    Heard it was a good show for the old stuff.

    Thanks Jeff
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    WOW, that's a real BBQ gun !!!
    A little to much glitter for my tastes, but looks well done.
    Are those real pearls around the bottom of the grip ?

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    LOL, just cast brass or bronze with some gold or silver wash on it.

    Its the real deal, but I agree I like the SAA are my style.
    Cal38RF

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    Are you certain the grips are not solid silver. They still retain most of the silver color while the gun itself and the trigger guard have lost nearly all of their original finish. A little tarnished silver plate can be seen in the protected areas of the trigger guard while the entire grip looks to still be silver.
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    That is a beautifully engraved Colt!! It should draw a lot of interest at the gun show!!!

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    An old apprasial from 2003 said " silver plated brass grips" and "Brilliant condition with nearly all of the original nickel finish remaining and considerable gold wash left on the hammer and traces on the cylinder......

    Been sitting away for a long while so who knows........

    Still would rather have a wall hanging SSA and a Model 94. Maybe this weekend.
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    Well I have a better than "wall hanger" S.A.A. and a "94" to trade.
    I don't know much but at least I know that much.

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    For me it is a superior conversion of Police 62 (one of the best) :
    in fact it looks to be Nimschke engraved with cast Tiffany grips as #3583 (Walt Moreau Collection printed p.60 in the Book "New model Police & Pocket Breech Loading Pistols" Variations of Colt's by J.Breslin, W.q. Pirie, David E.Price.
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    I do have a copy of that book also, and read through a few others. Really interesting period of time and engineering. Their book I think is the best at deciphering the conversion mysteries.

    It has been inspected by a FEGA master engraver and confirmed it was a real New York engraved gun, but would not connect it to a engraver though the smoke pulls looked alot like Nimscke along with the punch dot.

    Thanks Jeff
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    The most important: the scrolls typically Nimschke and also engraving on cylinder. Those grips also are not so common.
    If you sale it, sale for the good ( great) value...
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