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This is a Colt, Single Action Army Revolver, engraved by Master Engraver, Mike Dubber, with Katherine Plumer’s scrimshaw of the “Rampant Colt” on the ivory grip.
There are two types of Screwless Frame Colts - one is made at Colt and it has no external frame screws - all the others are actual "Conversions." This is a true Colt Screwless Conversion and was completed by Donald Kay, who is a Machinest and Colt collector, for Mike before engraving.
The unique things on this Colt are historically based on the Cuno Helfricht style. The vignette (with punched cross hatches) in the center of the right panel is typical of Helfricht geometrics.
“The Screwless Conversion Colt SAA”
Photos of Work-in-Progress