This newest book from R.L. Wilson, entitled Great Colt Treasures, features the unique and exceptional cased Colt Model 1851 Navy and 1849 Pocket Revolver engraved by Gustave Young on order of Colonel Samuel Colt for international exhibitions in the United States, Europe, and the United Kingdom. With an oversized 14 ½ x11 ¼ in. landscape format, this 64-page book features one of the finest Colt percussion sets in existence including an ultra-rare two inch barrel for the 1849 Pocket Revolver.
Large high definition images are provided on all the guns components, including the accessories and case. Additionally, history is provided on Rembrandt Peale, a famous 19th century painter, and Antoine Placide Gibert. The back pages of the book are devoted to hand-written correspondence between Sam Colt and various acquaintances and customers.
If you are a connoisseur of R.L. Wilson and/or like the finest in engraved percussion Colts, this is a must-have book. Award-winning photographer Douglas Sandberg once again provides some of the most detailed gun images ever published, and the oversized format makes the graphics look even better. Includes French fold dust jacket and shrink wrapping.