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Important Collector’s Auction of Firearms and Collectibles on February 25th and 26th From Little John

Little John’s Auction is ready to launch their next live auction on February 25th and 26th 2018 as their first big sale of the new year. They are presenting an incredible selection of over 1400 lots available for bidding. The auction features a selection of superb firearms for both contemporary audiences and collectors of vintage pieces. There is something for everyone including estate jewelry, gold and silver, coins, antiques, and Western collectibles. The Little John’s Auction team are one of the premier auctioneers in the country getting hard to find pieces for collectors and delivering fantastic auction prices.

The incredible highlight of the first day is found at Lot 146. This is an 1862 Iconic Colt Police .36 calibre revolver. Valued at up to $50,000 this is a rare find for auction. There are photos in the online catalog and the full description is as follows:

“”18BD-11 COLT 1862 POLICE ENGRAVEDIconic Colt 1862 Police .36 caliber percussion revolver fully and finely deluxe Nimschke engraved with authentic Mission lady and child “Tiffany” style cast metal grips, S/N 27931. This exact revolver is pictured on the cover of the “L.D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver” by R.L. Wilson and was formerly in the Norm Flayderman and Robert Petersen collections. The engraving is deluxe with superb scrolls, ribbons, arrows, and deep cut backgrounds. The metal surfaces are lightly polished and originally silvered. The grips are near fine with most of their original gold gilt. These are authentic 19th century original mission lady and child grips. Thedetail is superb and not to be confused with poor 20th century imitations. All matching serial numbers. Suitable for the most advanced percussion Colt collector or museum and rock solid pedigree. (Antique) Est.:$25,000-$50,000Iconic Colt 1862 Police .36 caliber percussion revolver fully and finely deluxe Nimschke engraved with authentic Mission lady and child “Tiffany” style cast metal grips, S/N 27931. This exact revolver is pictured on the cover of the “L.D. Nimschke Firearms Engraver” by R.L. Wilson and was formerly in the Norm Flayderman and Robert Petersen collections. The engraving is deluxe with superb scrolls, ribbons, arrows, and deep cut backgrounds. The metal surfaces are lightly polished and originally silvered. The grips are near fine with most of their original gold gilt. These are authentic 19th century original mission lady and child grips. Thedetail is superb and not to be confused with poor 20th century imitations. All matching serial numbers. Suitable for the most advanced percussion Colt collector or museum and rock solid pedigree”

Not to be outdone, the second day has another incredible Colt on the auction block. Valued at up to $70,000, collectors can bid on an 1851 US Martial Navy Cole revolver. The auctioneer has put up a vast array of photos online for inspection and they have carefully described the piece as:

“18BD-4 COLT 1851 U.S. MARTIAL NAVY #79154Colt 1851 Navy revolver .36 caliber percussion, martially marked in near mint condition, S/N 79154. This revolver shows 95%-98% original military finish on the barrel with minimal losses at edges andminimal aging. 90%-95% original finish with almost all cylinder scene. 95% plus bright and fiery case colors. Excellent grips with sharp cartouches. Crisp and sharp overall with all matching serial numbers. Very hardto improve upon as a strong 9 ½” on a 1-10 scale. Very few better in even the best collections. (Antique) Est.: $35,000-$70,000Colt 1851 Navy revolver .36 caliber percussion, martially marked in near mint condition, S/N 79154. This revolver shows 95%-98% original military finish on the barrel with minimal losses at edges andminimal aging. 90%-95% original finish with almost all cylinder scene. 95% plus bright and fiery case colors. Excellent grips with sharp cartouches. Crisp and sharp overall with all matching serial numbers. Very hard to improve upon as a strong 9 ½” on a 1-10 scale. Very few better in even the best collections.”

All sessions open at 11 AM Pacific time and a full audio and video stream will be provided to online bidders. Little John’s Auction have the expertise to be able to answer all questions on anything from the entire catalog, and are happy to interact with all interested bidders. The auction is faced paced throughout the day so bidders are encouraged to get their maximum bids into the iCollector.com system before auction day.

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