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John Adams Sr. Engraved Colt Single Action Army

This beautiful 2nd generation Colt Single Action Army has been engraved by the one-and-only John Adams Sr. John Sr. has been called the "Premier Colt engraver of the 20th century".

From the Adams Engraving Website:

"John Sr. started engraving part time after being employed by Harrington Richardson Co., located in Mansfield, Massachusetts, doing parts for the Springfield rifle. Additionally, he developed a private customer base that he engraved guns for. In 1976 John went to work full time for the Colt Mfg. Co. as a freelance engraver through R.L. Wilson and private customers.

In 1983 he moved his family to Corinth, Vermont and built a home where he engraved for ten years. John Sr. has engraved over 3000 firearms for the Colt Mfg. Co. including 35 John Wayne Commemeratives. Seven of these went directly to the Wayne family.

His clientele included Tom Seleck, who he engraved three designated Magnums, 1,2, and 3. He also engraved a gun for Sammy Davis Jr., all being commissioned under the auspices of Colt Mfg. Co. In 1994 the family moved to Dennis, Massachusetts where John Sr., and his son, John Adams Jr., received a contract from Sturm Ruger Co. to engrave Red Label shot guns, whereby they engraved over 400. They also engraved 110 Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation guns."