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I have mentioned this a few times on the forum, but I am on the search for the Colt model 1851 Navy revolver presented to Lieutenant Colonel Michael Jefferson Bulger of the 47th Alabama Infantry by "his fellow officers" This revolver was sold a few years back on a website (link to sale) http://www.historicalarms.com/civil-war-photographs-artifacts-for-sale/colt-model-1851-navy-revolver-factory-factory-engraved-with-factory-carved-ivory-grips-historically-inscribed-to-confederate-colonel-michael-bulger-of-the-47th-alabama-infantry.html I contacted the company who runs the website and sold the gun and they searched but their records are deleted after a set amount of time which had passed.

Michael Jefferson Bulger is a distant relative of mine and I would love to see this absolutely beautiful revolver as anyone would want to see a relatives item... I have no intention of asking for or trying to purchase the revolver my only wish is to see it. Thanks to anyone who can help!

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Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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An exquisite pistol with historical meaning. I hope you get to see it in person as you wish. Good luck.

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An exquisite pistol with historical meaning. I hope you get to see it in person as you wish. Good luck.

indeed it is, one of the most beautiful i've seen... thanks for the support!

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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man hope it works out.

Ray LeMere

 

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Dale LeMere (grandfather) pre-Vietnam US ARMY

Charles Spiller (great grandfather) WW1 US ARMY

Charlie Spiller (great uncle) WW2 PARATROOPER

 

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Those mexican eagle ivory grips are incredible. They have to be worth 5,000 by the themselves.

it sold for pretty high, but i have always wondered what the mexican eagle had to do with the 47th Alabama infantry or the Civil War :blink:

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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Jake:

 

With enough time and effort you can probably locate this Colt. I would guess that it is a special enough item that it should be well known among Colt percussion revolver collecting circles. (A run of the mill gun would not be so discoverable, but this one has unique features.) You might try posting your inquiry over at the Colt Forum on the percussion guns subforum: http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-percussion-revolvers/

 

Another alternative would be to place an ad seeking contact from the current owner in "The Rampant Colt", the bi-monthly magazine of the Colt Collectors Association. Any likely buyer of this revolver is almost certain to be a member of the CCA and would see the ad.

 

One final suggestion would be to inquire of that small group of high end antique gun dealers. Those guys make it their business to know who has what and where.

 

HTH.

 

Regards,

Charlie

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Good luck on your quest. Collectors of these type of investment grade colts tend to be very private individuals. As to the Ivory grips with the eagle and snake motive (Mexico style), this was a popular motive on colt factory carved ivory grips made for their factory engraved colts as this example appears to be. It was just a feature that the customer could add to the order, and was quite popular. Exquisite Colt and I am sure a exquisite price. The blue chip of Colt firearms, a special order factory engraved specimen.

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Jake:

 

With enough time and effort you can probably locate this Colt. I would guess that it is a special enough item that it should be well known among Colt percussion revolver collecting circles. (A run of the mill gun would not be so discoverable, but this one has unique features.) You might try posting your inquiry over at the Colt Forum on the percussion guns subforum: http://www.coltforum.com/forums/colt-percussion-revolvers/

 

Another alternative would be to place an ad seeking contact from the current owner in "The Rampant Colt", the bi-monthly magazine of the Colt Collectors Association. Any likely buyer of this revolver is almost certain to be a member of the CCA and would see the ad.

 

One final suggestion would be to inquire of that small group of high end antique gun dealers. Those guys make it their business to know who has what and where.

 

HTH.

 

Regards,

Charlie

Thanks! I don't know why that didn't occur to me, I have been searching with a few local collectors and pit the word out to a few dealers to see if it came up ect, but never thought of the colt forum. Thanks!

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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