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Lot 324: Two Colt Model 1849 "Wells Fargo" Pocket Percussion Revolvers

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Two Scarce and Desirable Colt Model 1849 "Wells Fargo" Pocket Percussion Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

A) Colt Model 1849 Revolver with Pearl Grip

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 372
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Only 4,000 of this variation are estimated to have been produced with the distinctive 3 inch barrel with no provisions for a loading lever and a solid lug without loading slots. This example was manufactured in 1854 and has the standard cone and hammer notch sights, "{ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW YORK CITY}" on the barrel, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left of the frame, the stage coach holdup scene on the cylinder, and matching serial numbers on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder, wedge, and arbor pin.

B) Colt Model 1849 Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 372
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

NPRF - NON-PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED/COLD BLUE, ETC.

Description:

Manufactured in 1856. Matching numbers.

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