Antique Firearms (Colt, Winchester, more) from the Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Museum to be Auctioned by Rock Island Auction

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Rock Island Auction Company offers an opportunity to own a piece of Hollywood western history at their September premiere auction! Several outstanding firearms once owned and personally used by Roy Rogers will be auctioned September 11, 12 & 13. Anitque Firearms Colts, Winchester and more.

This Colt Model 1873 Government Contract Single Action Army revolver with "Artillery" modifications. The Colt factory letter that accompanied this revolver states that it was part of a lot of 200 pistols sent to the U.S. Government Inspector at the Colt factory on January 31, 1877.

As anyone would expect of a true cowboy collection, there are several exceptional Colt single action army revolvers. An engraved and gold-plated Colt single action army revolver from the Roy Rogers Museum is estimated to bring $7,500 - $9,500. This is a highly decorated, Colt SAA revolver that is fully documented as one of the revolvers owned by one of the best known movie and television cowboy stars. Other Colts from this prominent collection include a Colt single action artillery model revolver ($4000 - $5500) and a pair of consecutively serial numbered Colt single action army revolvers ($4500 - $6500). Rock Island Auction boasts firearms for every level of collecting with an exceptional Colt 'Frontier Six Shooter' single action revolver with factory letter ($30,000 - $50,000). Search catalog Winchester lever action.

No western collection is complete without a few good Winchester lever actions. Among the 500+ Winchesters, this auction will offer two fantastic factory engraved presentation grade Winchester Model 21 Grand American two-barrel trap shotgun presented to and owned by Roy Rogers and Dale Evans each estimated to bring upwards of $55,000. Each one is an example of an original two-barrel set, model 21 Winchester presentation grade, factory engraved, Grand American trap shotgun that was commissioned or presented by the Winchester factory directly to Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. In our generation of collectors every one knows who Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were and they are very familiar with their TV western shows and cowboy movies. However, few people knew that both Roy and Dale were avid shotgun Trap and Claybird shooters for many, many years, competing and winning at the highest levels of this sport.

The Roy Rogers firearms collection extends beyond Colts and Winchesters to include a rare engraved Frank Wesson two trigger tip up sporting rifle ($5,000 - $7,500) and a Smith & Wesson pre-model 27 357 Magnum revolver ($1,000 - $2,000).

The September Premiere Auction will bring more Hollywood western history with a pair of cased Colt custom shop engraved gold-plated Arvo Ojala "Gunsmoke" Colt single action army revolvers ($13,000 - $18,000) and an exquisite cased engraved gold inlaid deluxe centennial Colt single action army revolver of Turner Kirkland, the founder of Dixie Gun Works ($25,000 - $50,000). A Colt single action army revolver and cowboy hat owned by John Hart, "The Lone Ranger" ($6,000 - $8,000) will also cross the auction block.

This auction is also rich in western history with firearms associated with "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Walter Earp and Bill Tilghman. A rare historical presentation Colt single action army buntline revolver with factory inscription to Walter Earp and factory letter is estimated between $20,000-$32,500. This auction also features a fine Colt single action army revolver associated with Oklahoma Lawman William "Bill" Tilghman ($9,000 - $11,000) and a William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) presentation Colt Model 1903 hammerless 32 pocket semi automatic pistol.

The September premiere firearms auction will offer over 2700 lots of fine antique and collectable firearms. Roy Rogers Colt or call 800-238-8022 for information.

Also in this auction is a Winchester 1 of 1000 Model 1873 Winchester 1873

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