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Lot 331: Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: October 6, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $7,500

Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1848
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 342
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:

The Baby Dragoon was the first pocket revolver manufactured at Colt's factory in Hartford, and approximately 15,000 were manufactured in 1847-50. This revolver was manufactured in 1849 and has the two-line New York address on top of the barrel, small "COLTS/PATENT" on the left of the frame, and "COLTS/PATENT/9573" on the cylinder (the 5 is likely a factory error). All matching serial numbers besides the mismatched wedge (6378).

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