Manufactured in 1852. The top barrel flat is marked "ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT/NEW-YORK CITY", and the left side of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT". The cylinder has the stagecoach hold up scene and "COLTS PATENT/NO. 49501". The complete matching serial number is marked on the barrel, frame, trigger guard, and back strap while the partial number is also on the wedge, loading lever, and cylinder pin. Fitted with a smooth one piece walnut grip with glossy varnish. Provenance: The John Fox Collection
Very good, retaining 95% original silver finish on the grip straps. The frame retains 60% of the original case colors. The cylinder has a smooth grey and brown patina with traces of the original blue finish in the protected places at the rear. The barrel retains 60% of the original blue finish with a mottled grey and brown patina on the remainder. The grip is also very good with some edge wear at the bottom and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.
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