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Lot 3201: London Proofed Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with Case

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

London Proofed Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

London Proofed Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver with Case and Accessories

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 6 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 124
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1864. It has standard markings and features as well as London proof and view marks on the barrel and cylinder. The barrel, wedge, cylinder, arbor pin, frame, trigger guard, back strap, and grip have the matching full or partial serial number. The replacement wedge is also numbered "12505." The replacement loading lever is numbered "7762." The contemporary case has a loading direction label inside the lid and contains a cleaning rod, L-shaped combination tool, steel ball and bullet mold with sprue cutter, oiler, Eley cap tin, and a three-way combination flask with oak leaf patterns.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 85% plus finish. The silver remains 95% complete and has a natural aged patina. The left "barb" on the frame is broken off and in the corresponding hole in the barrel lug. There are some scattered marks and scratches concentrated on the barrel and period refinished cylinder. The grip is fine and has numerous scrapes and dents, light edge wear, and glossy varnish. Mechanically fine. The relined case is fair and has moderate storage wear including some chipping. The accessories are generally very good with mild storage wear.

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