Back Lot Number: 630  

Lot 630
Description: Civil War era Colt revolver c.1860s as descended within in the family of Bowie Kuhn. The gun remains in its original condition including wooden handle and cast iron barrel. "Colts Patent" is stamped on the side panel with four corresponding serial numbers of "36428" stamped on the barrel, stock, and handle butt. The gun appears to remain in fine overall condition with some general wear and aged patination to the metalwork. According to Kuhn family history, the gun originated from the mother of Bowie Kuhn, Alice Roberts Kuhn. The pistol descended from Alice Roberts' grandfather, William Mathews Merrick. Prior to William Mathews Merrick, the genealogy continues as follows: William Duhurst Merrick B Annapolis MD 1793 D Wash DC 1857 Capt. - US War of 1812 US Army Member - US Senate 1838-1845 William Duhurst MerrickÆs son by his second wife was George Clarence Merrick. It is believed that the Colt revolver belonged to G.C. Merrick, Bowie's maternal great-great-grandfather, who fought in the Civil War for the Confederacy (1st Regiment, Maryland Cavalry). The gun was eventually handed down to Alice Roberts Kuhn. Colt pistols of any type are highly desirable with the offered example having the added cache of belonging to the former Commissioner of Major League Baseball. Includes letter of provenance from the Kuhn family: VG-EX
Sold For: $4,500.00

Estimated Price: ($2,000.00-$3,000.00)