Engraved Colt Woodsman - In the Robert E. Petersen Gallery are many fine engraved arms, but today’s Colt Woodsman .22 pistol is one of the Third Series guns that were made until 1977. Heavy barrels in either 4.5 or 6 inch lengths were offered in this variation. But we think the poised golden rattlesnake near the serial number is the neatest aspect of its embellishments without putting down in any way the ivory grip panels or gold outline inlays.
Colt Shoulder-Stocked Revolver- From Indian brave to buffalo hunter, this shoulder gun would have been prized by either in the 1870s-80s. This .45 ca Colt Single Action Army revolver has embellishments in both silver and gold and a longer barrel to match that golden skeletonized shoulder stock. Like the original Buntline revolvers, this modern production six-gun also has a folding rear sight that neatly nestles in the frame’s topstrap. At the NRA National Firearms Museum lobby at Fairfax…
Colt Python - We’ve found from past experience that any of the Colt “snake guns” are always a crowd pleaser for our GOTD. Here’s something special to keep up the “buzz.” But here’s a little different Python with some refined gold wire inlay in addition to the engraving. On this one, it’s easy to also note who completed the elegant scrollwork by just looking at the front sight. Signed in gold – A(ngelo) Bee. At the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA
ROOSEVELT'S FN MODEL 1900 PISTOL: Theodore Roosevelt's personal pistol is factory engraved in tight english scroll with gold line inlay and mother of pearl grips. Family tradition holds that this semi-automatic pistol was one that Theodore Roosevelt used as a nightstand gun during his years in the White House. In fact, when a family member brought it to the NRA to donate many years ago, it arrived fully loaded with a round in the chamber.