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Tom Mix's Composed Pair of Cole Agee Custom Engraved Colt Single Action Army Revolvers

TOM MIX’S COMPOSED PAIR OF COLE AGEE CUSTOM ENGRAVED COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY REVOLVERS.

.38 caliber, serial nos. 298553 for 1907 and 336215 for 1917. Both with 5 1/2 inch round sighted barrels marked .38. The gold-plated revolver with characteristic Agee cattle brand engraving, the backstrap with 101.  The other revolver with coin finish, the backstrap marked HHW. Right grips of both with TM monograms.

Provenance: gift of Tom Mix to Colonel William O. Mueller, July 1937 (affidavit of Mueller dated February 21, 1991); sold to Jim and Theresa Earle, February 1991.

 Colonel William O. Mueller was introduced to Western star Tom Mix in 1920. From then on, he visited him regularly and the two worked together in Wild West shows including the 101 Ranch show.  In his affidavit accompanying the set, Mueller writes: “Tom had Colt 298,553 engraved, gold-plated, and fitted with  … grips in which is carved and enamelled his brand (‘TM’ in a diamond) by Cole Agee of Fort Worth in December 1933.  Tom Mix gave me this gun in July of 1937 in Hollywood as a personal gift along with a second gun: a matching, silver-plated, Agee-engraved Colt (SN 336,215) … both of these guns have been in my possession from July 1937 until February 1991 when I sold them to James H. Earle of College Station, Texas.”

We do not sell post 1898 firearms to California residents unless they have a valid FFL or Relic and Curio license. Old West Gun Room in El Cerrito, CA will handle all in state and out of state transfers. His fees are $100 per gun plus any applicable shipping charges. By purchasing this lot you agree that you will be solely responsible for compliance with all applicable Legal Requirements governing the purchase, sale, transfer and shipping of Firearms. The Firearms must be shipped only to a Federal Firearms License holder (“FFL Holder”). You must transmit a copy of your (or your FFL Holder’s) license to the seller before the Firearms can be shipped. You must make arrangements with an FFL  Holder before placing a bid. It is very important that you contact an FFL Holder before placing a bid in order to verify the complete cost of the transfer, the legality of the item in your area, and to make sure you qualify to pass any required background checks. “Firearms” shall have the meaning provided under the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. 101 et seq. “Legal Requirements” means all applicable legal requirements for the sale, transfer and transport of the item, including but not limited to statutes, regulations and/or requirements of any country, state locality, province, municipality or other government authority or regulatory entity regarding sales or auctions, the sale and/or transfer of the item, export or import control, taxation, duties or tariffs, and licensing of brokers and dealers. 

 

 

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Estimate: $20,000 - $40,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$12,100
09/21/2021
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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21% when bidding through witherells.com.