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Alvin White Engraved Colt Detective Special

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Alvin White Engraved Colt Detective Special
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.38 Spl SN: 854773 Stunning 1964 vintage double action snub nosed revolver with checkered oversized ivory grips, intricate gold inlays & exceptional full coverage engraving, all done by the hands of Master Engraver Alvin Alexander White(1915-2006). Mr. White is perhaps one of the best known & prolific Colt Master engravers and is recognized as the "Dean of American Arms Engravers". The frame and both grip panels are inscribed with his initial "A.A.W." Revolver features a bright blued finish with elaborate gold wire inlay, gold filled barrel markings, an embossed gold Rampant Colt on the sideplate, full coverage floral scroll engraving, 2" barrel with full underlug, ramp front sight with gold insert, square notched rear sight, smooth trigger, serrated hammer spur, fluted six-shot cylinder, and two-piece fancy checkered oversized ivory grips. Revolver exhibits no observed finish loss. Action is smooth with solid lock-up, the bore is pristine and the elephant ivory grips are very good with a crack in the left panel. This revolver is reported to have come from the Harrah Collection. Condition is near NRA Excellent. ***C&R Firearm***