POTD: American craftsmanship in a European armory

    Jon was in Copenhagen, Denmark a few weeks ago where he spotted these pistols at the Rosenborg Castle armory. These pistols were crafted by Samuel Colt and given as a gift to Federik VII by Abraham Lincoln in 1861. The detail of the engraving, done by a Mr. Young and a Mr Wolf, is incredible.

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    I would love to know what those pistols cost to make back in the mid 19th century, and what they would sell for today at auction.

    Jon, thanks for sharing these with us!

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