Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3142: Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Excellent Cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Excellent Cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Pocket Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1855 Sidehammer
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 375
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 101
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1857 as a Model Number 2. The barrel has the Hartford address with pointing hand motif. The cylinder has the Cabin and Indian scene. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, barrel and cylinder. Wearing a nicely figured varnished walnut grip. The original mahogany Colt case is lined in burgundy velvet and contains a brass double cavity bullet mold marked "COLTS/PATENT" on the sprue cutter, double sided eagle powder flask, later production "L" shaped combination tool for an automatic pistol and an Eley Bros. cap tin. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus original bright high polish blue finish with a few patches of flaking turned brown. Nearly all of the cylinder scene remains. The grip is also excellent with a small surface chip along the bottom edge, limited handling marks and nearly all of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with a stress crack at the lock, minor handling/storage marks and typical high spot wear on the faded lining. The flask retains 98% original finish and the original brass bullet mold is excellent. A highly attractive cased Colt Model 1855 Revolver.

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