19KR-1 COLT 1862 POLICE #7289

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:5,250.00 USD Estimated At:17,500.00 - 35,000.00 USD
19KR-1 COLT 1862 POLICE #7289
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Colt 1862 Police inscribed “Wm. G. Moore, With Compliments of Col Colt”, S/N 7289. This Colt shows blue and case colors and is contained within it’s original to the period case with accessories. In the early 1860s Colt presented a number of inscribed pistols to the most influential generals and politicians in Washington. Wm G. Moore was secretary to Simon Cameron who was the Union’s secretary of war. Moore was a spectator at the 1st Battle of Bull Run where he picked up a rifle and bravely joined the fight. He received a commission in the National Rifles and Volunteers. In 1867 he was made Lt. Col in the U.S. Army and he served as private secretary to President Andrew Johnson and superintendent of Washington D.C. Police.
This pistol shows 75%-85% of its original blue and case colors naturally aging and toning. Minor areas of erosion and slight scratches. The markings are sharp and deluxe varnished grips are almost fine. The back strap shows an uncleaned and lovely dark patina with absolutely genuine inscription. The case is very good plus with minor aging and fading. The flask is also very good with 50% plus original lacquer and bright blue on spring. The “36 P” marked mold shows 75% plus blue with unused cavities. Eley Brothers cap tin included and marked “Belt and Pocket pistols. The exterior of the box is good to very good with minor scratches, dings and mars. Original Sam Colt inscribed arms are considered the zenith in percussion Colt collecting and this is a well-known example to the arms fraternity. (Antique) Est.: $17,500-$35,000