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

Upperville, VA  20185

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Item No.: 9129 Price : $995.00
Item : COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER
Description :
This is an original, Colt Model 1862 Police Revolver manufactured in 1861, the first year of production. This revolver is actually one of the first 1500 produced. The '62 Police was made from 1861 to 1873 with about 47,000 produced. Following the war, several thousand were converted to cartridge before being sold. This made those in original percussion even more desirable. With its fluted cylinder, smaller size, and graceful streamlined design, the .36 caliber '62 Police is considered by many to be the best looking percussion revolver made by Colt. This revolver has a 5 1/2" barrel. It is in very good condition. There is no original finish left, the entire pistol having a dark brown patina. It is mostly smooth with some rougher areas on the sides of the barrel. The brass trigger guard and back strap have traces of their silver plating left in protected areas. The brass has developed a nice reddish bronze patina. The mechanics need some tweaking. The cylinder binds as you begin to cock the hammer. If you turn the cylinder just slightly by hand to start it you can cock the gun normally. The hammer holds well in all positions. The bore is dark with some pitting, but the rifling is visible. The grips are very good, complete with no chips and just a few dings from use. They do show wear from handling and the varnish has worn off. The gun is matching except for the wedge which is un-numbered. These little Colts were popular, with many being privately purchased and carried during the Civil War. Stock no. 24435

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