Factory letter details the following: .38/c, 6" barrel length, blue, checkered walnut grips, yes Level I engraving furnished with extra pearl stocks. Presentation account Ed McGivern, Lewiston, Montana October 23, 1916, Colt factory Order #681 guns in shipment 2.
On the left and right side of frame is a gold presentation plaque. The right plaque is engraved Presented to Deputy Sheriff C.E. Berkmer By Glenn R. Miller-Leo Zins, Basil J. Shields-John Stackhouse, E.R. Olson-Gordon F. Shields, J.E. Larvee- Cyrus D. Thompson 1931. On the left side of frame a gold plate is engraved Ed Mcgivern to Wm Splan World record Gun score 3/5 seconds for six shots on target Denver Colorado 11-30-19 Great Falls Montana 7-1- 20
Revolver comes with factory letter and a signed and personalized copy of Ed McGivern's Book on Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. A picture of the revolver, identified by serial number, and a brief description of the breaking of the world record can be found on page 163.
Ed McGivern was born on October 20, 1874, in Omaha, Nebraska and passed away on December 12, 1957, in Butte, Montana. Ed was a famous exhibition shooter holding several world records with a focus on using double-action revolvers. One of his shooting records was firing 5 shots from a revolver in 2/5th's of a second which stands to this day. His exploits with a double-action revolver and his studies into shooting lead to him to instructing the FBI as well as other law enforcement agencies in shooting techniques. He is also known as the author of "Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting." For more than 50 years, Ed was known as one of the foremost experts in small firearms and his techniques are still used to this day to teach shooting with small firearms.
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Retaining most of the original bright blue finish with wear to the high edges. Engraving is nice crisp. Engraving on the gold plaques are excellent and clear. Left grips has a repaired corner, Grips have hardly any finish left.