Sunday, July 9, 2017

"Texas Jack 1896"

This outstanding Colt, manufactured in 1895, has been engraved in the rich American style of Master Engraver L.D. Nimschke. The revolver has been restored and engraved, by an unknown engraver at a much later date. The backstrap is inscribed "Texas Jack 1896". From that date one must assume it was meant to represent, John Vermillion, a friend of the Earps. Was the artist trying to produce a counterfeit piece, which is doubtful, or maybe a conversation piece. Regardless of the who, what or where, it is an outstanding work of art.

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