Lot #1090
Lot #1092

Lot 1091: Cased Colt Model 1855 Pocket Sidehammer Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Lot 1091: Cased Colt Model 1855 Pocket Sidehammer Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500
Price Realized:

Cased Colt Model 1855 Pocket Sidehammer Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1855 Root Pocket
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 28
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 70
Class: Antique
Description:

This early "Root" revolver is a "Model 2" and was manufactured in 1855, the first year of production, and has matching serial number on the barrel, cylinder, and butt; a post front sight, the pointing hand and two-line patent and address marking on top of the barrel, top strap groove rear sight, cabin fight scene on the cylinder, and varnished walnut grip. It comes in a fitted case with a dual cavity brass mold with iron sprue cutter, cap tin, small double side Great Seal themed flask, and some balls and conical bullets.

Rating Definition:

Very fine with 70% plus original blue finish, some smooth brown patina on the cylinder and gray patina on the bottom of the frame and the grip straps, some light oxidation, and generally mild overall wear. The grip is also very fine and has a small chip at the heel on the right, mild edge wear, and light scratches and dings. Mechanically functions fine. The case and accessories are very good with mild age and storage related wear.



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