C.S. Arms, Inc.

Cliff Sophia, Proprietor

9150 John S. Mosby Hwy. (Rt. 50)

Upperville, VA  20185

(540) 592-7273 | sophiacsarms@aol.com

Open 10am - 5pm, Tuesday - Saturday

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Item No.: 8298 Price : SOLD
Description :
Here is an original, Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver manufactured in 1861. This is a .31 caliber, 5-shot revolver with a 4" barrel. Produced continuously from 1850-1873, the M1849 Pocket was tremendously popular, and over 350,000 were made. Approximately 280,000 had been produced by the Civil War's end in 1865. The M1849 went west on the Oregon Trail and traveled to the California Gold Fields. Thousands were privately purchased and carried by soldiers of both sides during the Civil War. After the war, thousands more were again carried into the great American West. It is an iconic American firearm. This Pocket Revolver is in fine condition. It retains about 20-35% of its factory blued finish on the barrel. and lever. The frame case colors have darkened to a smooth dark blue/black color. There are a couple of spots of significant pitting on the left side of the frame. There is another on one side of the cylinder. The brass trigger guard retains about 95% of its silver plating. The back strap retains about 60%. The action works fairly well, but occasionally will stick on one chamber. You must then rotate the cylinder manually to break it free and the action then works again. The bore is fine, dark but smooth with sharp rifling. The grips are in fine condition and have about 50% of their original varnish remaining. There are a few tiny dings and scratches from use. This is a fine Colt Pocket Revolver, made early enough to have seen considerable Civil War service. Stock no. 21879



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9150 John S. Mosby Highway (Route 50)
in historic Upperville, VA
  Box 602
Upperville, VA. 20185
(540) 592-7273 or (540) 592-7274
E-Mail: sophiacsarms@aol.com

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