Skip to content

The Bob Dalton Colt Revolver from the Coffeyville Raid

OVER 1,000 Colts in the September Auction! Absentee Bids Accepted Now.

Rock Island Auction Company is excited and proud to present this astonishing revolver, it’s extraordinary pedigree, documentation, its beauty and condition, mate to Serial No. 147311, the Bob Dalton Colt Single Action Army. The Dalton Gang is now considered the last of the great frontier outlaw gangs that stalked the lawless American West. According to Emmett Dalton, the raid on Coffeyville and its audacious simultaneous two bank hold-ups was Bob Dalton’s attempt to one-up the reputation of Jesse James and the James & Younger gang.

Having this sense of history as part of their grand plan, specially engraved revolvers were purchased by the Dalton Gang from the Colt factory to out-do the James & Younger gang in flamboyant style. Accompanied by a letter from world famous author and Colt firearms expert R.L. Wilson in which he writes: “for more than 60 years the writer has been a keen collector and student of the American West and of historic and fine firearms. View the documentation on this exciting item in our online catalog. Lot Number: 1281

Leave a Reply