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Item No.: 9440 Price : $1,545.00
Item : DEALER CASED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER, 1856 MFG.
Description :
This is an original Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver manufactured in 1856. It is in a dealer case with accessories. 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. Often, when a customer wanted a cased Colt the dealer would use a generic case and accoutrements and make up a set. I believe this is the case here. All of the accessories are Colt marked. The revolver is in fine condition. It is all matching including the wedge. The barrel and cylinder appear to have their original finish. About 30% remains on the barrel and about 50% on the cylinder. The frame appears to have been reblued with about 70% remaining. The loading lever and hammer have been polished bright. The trigger guard and back strap retain nearly all of their silver plated finish. The gun cocks properly, but the cylinder does not advance. There is some surface rusting in the bore, but the rifling is strong. The grips are in very fine condition with most of their varnished finish remaining. The flask and bullet mold are both in very fine condition. There is some tarnish on the brass throat and spout of the flask, but I'm pretty sure that the flask is a replica. The bullet mold appears to be original. The wood case is in fine condition. There is some soiling of the red felt interior and the exterior has accumulated a few scratches over the years. This is a good looking set that displays well. Stock no. 25345

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