The Corps of Discovery Colt

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Just completed a special Colt SAA for the Colt Collectors Association auction in October.
"The Corps of Discovery" features Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea..... and lots of deep relief engraving, sculpting & a little gold inlay.
Hope you enjoy,
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Beautiful work. I've been looking for twenty minutes now and have just noticed my jaw hanging open. Thanks for posting, Mark
 

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Nimschke couldn't have done it this well. Truly outstanding work. Nice and deep, fantastic composition. Just wonderful, classic engraving with a Weldon touch. :clapping: :bow:
 

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Just wonderful!!!! Can you "guesstimate" how many hours this project took? even a ball park number.

The crescent cuts in the leafs...how do you make those cuts? A scalloped tool?

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Thank you, Sam!
Thanks Bill.... combining elements is one of my favorite things to do when I have the opportunity to do so.
Donny,
Somewhere between 400-500 hours.
The scallops are done with a large round dot punch on edge.

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that could qualify around here as fantabulous. amazing for sure. i esp like the restraint in the use of gold. in this case, i feel it adds to the overall appearance. in many works, there's so much gold, one loses sight of the engraving. a true museum piece ! the more i look at your gun, i wonder how many hours must have been spent at the drawing board. such a design just doesn't flow out of the pencil tip. i suspect many iterations before the final work.
 
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Excellent work! I really like the compass, does it have meaning and/ or just part of the design?... either way, it's really well done and fits in just right!
 

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Thanks Monk!
The corps of Discovery was the name of the Lewis & Clark expedition.... so, yes a compass is definitely part of the overall theme.

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Exactly! Northwest was their general direction....
there's a lot of hidden meaning on this piece. There'll be an article in "The Rampant Colt" and also in "The Engraver"
 

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I look forward to the article in The Engraver. Now I am curious about what else I can find. The peace medal on Lewis is all I've found so far but it sure is fun to look at.
Leland
 

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