Approximately 80,000 Model 12 trench guns were manufactured between 1941 and 1944, and later production featured a Parkerized metal finish. Careful inspection will reveal four rows of holes in the handguard for barrel heat venting, changed from six during 1917.
A recent discovery brings to light a pair of Remington New Model Army revolvers that had been presented to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. With engraving and carved ivory stocks by L.D. Nimschke, the remarkable guns were a “thank you” for a wartime cotton-smuggling scheme.
This finest known cased Colt Walker hammered for $1.6 million after seven and a half minutes of bidding.