Colt presented this 1905 to Teddy Roosevelt in his retirement, with an extended barrel, Ideal wire stock and gold-inlaid initials, TR. It’s got all the documentation to prove it, and if you have to ask how much it costs, you can’t afford it. Actually, no one can say what it will sell for, as it’s at auction along with hundreds of other unique and rare firearms, from flintlocks to M16s.
Many of the guns are custom-engraved, with ivory, silver, and pearl handles and grips. There’s even a Smith & Wesson in .32 refinished by Tiffany.
They have a ridiculously large and extremely complete collection of WWII firearms, with a lot of pre-war prototypes and end-war hail marys, like this Volkssturmgewehr VG 1, of which only 10,000 were made.
While few of us ever thought we’d have a blacked-out lever-action hunting rifle on our wish list, here we are with not one, but two. The Marlin Dark series was followed by the Henry X-Model, both American-made levers.