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Lot 1060: Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

Auction Date: September 11, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

Colt Model 1849 Percussion Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32
Barrel: 5 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 54
Class: Antique

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

Rating Definition:

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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