FALL 2021 PREMIER FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
ADDITIONAL DAY ADDED:
AUCTION DATES: November 5, 6, 7, & 8, 2021
PREVIEW: November 3 & 4: 9 am - 5 pm; Opening at 8 AM Days of Auction, Early Preview Available By Appointment
REMARKABLE PAIR OF MIRROR IMAGE RIGHT & LEFT HANDED CUSTOM COLT SINGLE ACTIONS.
S#s 15776RH & 15776LF
Custom made commissioned pair by Thomas Haas, engraved & carved by Horatio Acevedo. Engraving is in the style of Cuno Helfricht. The checkered relief carved grips have portraits of “JOHN MORAN / PRESIDENT / MORAN ELECTRIC CO.”.
John W. Moran (1896-1978) was electrical engineer from Indianapolis who founded electric company that operated for several decades & 15 years after his death. This pair of revolvers is featured on 2 full color pages of R. L. Wilson’s “The Colt Engraving Book, Vol.2” 706-707. The rarity of having mirror image revolvers caused the 2nd page in the book to have had the transparency printed on the wrong side. You don’t see many mistakes like this in full-page color. This is a wonderful pair of revolvers in pristine condition, extremely highly embellished w/ full coverage engraving.