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Lot 118: Cased Inscribed Pre-Civil War Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Cased Inscribed Pre-Civil War Colt Factory Error Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

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Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Cased Inscribed Pre-Civil War Colt Factory Error Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
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Class: Antique
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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.

Description:

Manufactured 1856 without "COLT'S/PATENT" marking on the left of the frame. The back strap is inscribed "H.F. Austin, Peoria Ill". A possible candidate for the inscription is Henry Austin, listed as a surgeon in the headquarters company of the 13th Illinois Cavalry, whose residence is listed as Princeton, Illinois, only approximately 50 miles from Peoria. There is also a Henry Austin listed in the muster rolls of the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery, which was organized in Peoria. Includes a hardwood case, Dixon & Sons powder flask, Colts Patent dual-cavity bullet mold, and cap tin.

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