Acquiring this participation item took about three months. But I feel it was worth the wait. Since I started collecting David Harris engraved Colt SAAs I have wanted a nice Weldon Bledsoe, David’s mentor, engraved Colt. And I think this particular Colt is one of his best…scroll style engraving, factory ivory grips, silver finish, extra 44 special cylinder, and nice Colt presentation case. Let me know what you gents think?
I forgot I began member pages, no one ever asked for one and I never set any up
But here you are, shiny new Six Iron and all, taking one like a boss
So yours is the first, it should be trust level 1 and up can reply, if anyone can not please let me know, only page members can create, again, should be, see what brandishing that gun got you
Ok so after I was able to secure a paper towel and wipe the slobber from my chin and managed to get my lower jaw shut again.
Let me just say That is a beautiful sight to behold.
Being a wheelgun guy at heart . I will undoubtedly be dreaming about holding a work of art like that myself someday. Absolutely love it @BillWaits
Beautiful Bill, stunning! Wow!
I have a bib I put on when pulling up the forum.
I was just trying to do a regular new post. Got a little lost and did not realize I had begun a member page post?
Yep, that’s right you started a thing
You have your own area where you can tell people to scram if they get to close
That is absolutely gorgeous @BillWaits
Honey of the gods
Very nice! Great detail in that work.
Thanks guys. I surprised myself this afternoon. I identified another Bledsoe engraving, that not even the auction house, or the seller of the listing were aware who the engraver was…have only been collecting some of these a few years. Here are two more examples of Mr. Bledsoe’s work that I have pictures of. The 7&1/2” blue is a late 1st Gen., period MOP grips, that belongs to a friend. The nickel is another early Colt with TX cattlebrand engraving taken from the Cole Agee book. The story of these two Texas engravers is quite interesting. David Harris has a synopsis of them on his website. Hope you enjoy.
Should be a commission check in your future, great job
I really like those whats up with all the random letters carved in the bottom one ?
Those are cattle brands
Not just cattle brands, but should be all registered TX cattle brands. Some a couple hundred years old. Here’s a poster of the most famous ones. Next I will send pics of my two cattle brands.
Here are my two cattle brand engraved Colts; both by David Harris. The nickel I bought from a collector friend has P. Persinger fitted Claro walnut grips. The grey/blue I had David engrave for me, and has Persinger carved ivory grips. David did a special touch on the grey. All the brands around the back of the cylinder pre date the Republic of TX, as well as, Mexico. And we’re recorded when TX was part of the Spanish empire…I’m a little bit of a history buff. Enjoy…
Nice engraving, and the PP Grips. He did a set of white micarta for the #5 Powers frame while the gun was at the shop getting the treatment.
Not sure if he is around any more, heard he wasn’t doing very good a while back.
Paul had a stroke several years ago, but has been going full time the last few years. I talked with him a few months ago, and he was having trouble sourcing the fancy walnut he normally uses. And of course sourcing ivory, or any of the bone materials is always difficult. I am not going to discuss it here, but there are ways of legally working around the ATF’s no crossing state lines policy for ivory.
What is a Powers #5 frame. Are we talking E.Keith #5 Colt, by John Powers?