"The Colorado Rendezvous"

The left side of 'The Colorado Rendezvous' A Colt SAA in .45 cal. The ivory grips have not been added yet.
The left side of "The Colorado Rendezvous" A Colt SAA in .45 cal. The ivory grips have not been added yet.
Right side of Colt, a Buntline Special.
Right side of Colt, a Buntline Special.
The right side showing the cylinder with gold inlaid arabesque leaves and French grey.  The trapper is sculptured and French grey. The handles on the pick and shovel are iron inlays. The pick head is copper, the  shovel head is silver and the gold pan is gold.
The right side showing the cylinder with gold inlaid arabesque leaves and French grey. The trapper is sculptured and French grey. The handles on the pick and shovel are iron inlays. The pick head is copper, the shovel head is silver and the gold pan is gold.
A close up of the Trapper and surrounding scroll.
A close up of the Trapper and surrounding scroll.
The left side of the barrel showing the locomotive. It is a bulino style engraving and French grey.
The left side of the barrel showing the locomotive. It is a bulino style engraving and French grey.
Left side of the Colt showing the gold buffalo and the sculptured Indian.
Left side of the Colt showing the gold buffalo and the sculptured Indian.
Close up showing the buffalo inlaid in 24K gold
Close up showing the buffalo inlaid in 24K gold

" The Colorado Rendezvous"  A Colt Single Action Army .45 caliber Buntline Special. The engraving was done to represent Colorado at the 2012 Colt Collecters Association Convention in Denver Colorado. The Colt was auctioned off at the annual convention. Exstensive gold inlays were used in lines, scroll and animals. The gold inlaid animals were buffalo, beaver and Texas long horn steer. The scroll was a variant of arabesque. Bulino style of engraving was used on the locomotive and the Indian camp. Bias relief sculpture was used on the trapper and Indian which were then French grey. The bluing on this Colt was done by Glenrock Blue of Glenrock, Wyoming.