Manufactured in 1869. The revolver features factory floral scroll engraving typical of the late percussion era covering the breech sides of the barrel and frame with flourishes of the engraving on the trigger guard and back strap. The hammer has a wolf's head on the nose and scales on the spur. The letters "I" and "E", which denote engraving and special finishing, are stamped along with the full matching serial number on the barrel, frame, and back strap. Matching partial serial numbers are on the wedge and arbor pin. The top of the barrel is stamped with the one-line New York address. The left side of the frame has the hand engraved "COLTS/PATENT." The left side of the trigger guard is stamped "36 CAL." The French fitted case comes with a double face eagle powder flask, blued two cavity iron bullet mold marked ""COLTS/PATENT" on the sprue cutter and "36P" on the right side, Eley Brothers cap tin, and "L" shaped combination tool. The exterior of the lid has a brass inscription plate marked with the initials "EA" and brass corner protectors.
Very fine. The barrel retains 50% bright original high polished blue finish and the cylinder retains 70% bright original high polished blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. 60% original case colors remain on the loading lever, frame and hammer. 40% original silver remains on the grip straps. The grip is excellent with some minor handling marks and fantastic grain and color. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with minor handling/storage marks and staining and high spot wear on the lining. 95% original lacquer remains on the flask. 70% original niter blue remains on the combination tool. 85% bright original high polished blue remains on the deluxe mold.