Sold for: $2,652
Make: Freedom Arms
Model: Safari Club International XIX
Serial Number: SCI-DXIX
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Caliber: .45 Colt / .454 Casull
Action Type: Single Action Semi Automatic
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL XIX” The left side of the frame is marked “PAT. 4228607 / 4126953”. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “DXIX”.
Barrel Length: 8 1/2”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with a Leupold M8-2x Extended Eye relief scope with standard duplex croshair. The glass is clear and free of scratches. the scope is in overall excellent condition
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are engraved and painted tusk. The artwork is signed K. Walker. The artwork on the left grip shows the eastern and western hemispheres around a lion with a tribal shield and two spears over “SCI-XIX”. The right grip shows a leopard head. It is also signed “K. Walker” The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Stainless
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is Sharp. There is No erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. This revolver was very well cared for. It is extremely clean. The screw heads are mostly sharp. The grip frame screws show signs of being turned with light disfigurement. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. Included is a custom block (round piece photoed) that when installed in front of the hammer spring will prevent the pistol from being cocked.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This revolver comes in a beautiful wooden presentation case with a plaque that reads “SAFARI CLUB INTERNATIONAL XIX ANNUAL CONVENTION / ONE OF A KIND / 454 CASULL REVOLVER / BY FREEDOM ARMS”. The case rates in about Excellent Condition
Our Assessment: One of a kind is exactly what this pistol is. We have had a series of FA revolvers come through this shop but none with this level of custom work. The Leupold Scope looks impressive on this revolver atop the octagon barrel, custom grips, and sling swivel studs. The presentation case is beautiful with a perfect fit, even the sling studs have little cutouts. The velvet interior is beautiful and the blue compliments this revolver great. If you wanted to leave this pistol on display I wouldn’t blame you, but if you decided to EVER take it hunting you need to invite me. The pictures of this gun against a backdrop of big game is really what I wanted to photo it against.