31. (5137)Colt third generation serial number”SA61729” (Delivered by Colt in 1972.) in 44 Special with a 5 1/2″ barrel.
This exquisite piece, as you can see, is very special with 90% engraving executed and signed by nationally acclaimed engraver Weldon Lister of Boerne, Texas in a style reminiscent of Nimschke/Helfricht made famous by Colt in the late 1800’s. The hammer is engraved on both sides with the great American Eagle and the front sight has a sunburst pattern. Weldon finished this magnificent piece in antique nickel with the background inked in to make the beautiful scroll appear to stand high. The high polished screws are Nitre blued for stunning contrast. The perfectly fitted one piece American Black Walnut grips with exceptional figure and grain were created by another nationally acclaimed artist, Paul Persinger of El Paso, Texas. Paul also inlayed a magnificent Elephant Ivory three dimensional Texas star into both grips. The unfired action has had some work and is smooth and light. The beautiful custom French fitted case was created specifically for this fine piece by Les Yoder of Brookfield cases. Additionally, this beautiful single action is featured in the latest book “American Custom Engravers” which went on sale January 2011. You can add this fine example of gun makers, engravers, grip maker and case maker art to your collection for…$5,800.00 The cost to reproduce this Colt complete with French fitted case would be $6,500.00
A valuable extra feature connected to this fine single action is all about the engraver, Weldon Lister, who is featured in an article in the August 2010 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Texas Monthly is the most widely read monthly magazines in the United States with a readership of close to five million.
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