This is a scarce Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Pocket Model variation that was manufactured in 1850 with a three inch barrel without provisions for a loading lever, later style rectangular cylinder stop slots, a solid lug without loading grooves, and otherwise standard Model 1848 markings and features including the stagecoach cylinder scene. The matching full and partial serial number is marked on the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, butt, cylinder, wedge and arbor pin. Includes felt lined Model 1849 wood presentation case containing an eagle powder flask, Winchester cap tin and "COLTS/PATENT" bullet mold.
Very good, exhibits gray and brown patina on the iron surfaces with strong traces of original blue finish in protected areas, some scattered patches of light pitting, and crisp cylinder scene and barrel markings. 80% original silver finish remains on the trigger guard and gripstraps with a tarnished appearance. Grip is also very good with some light aging and handling marks, a chipped sliver on the bottom rear of the right panel, a few hairline cracks on the bottom flats, and defined checkering. Mechanically excellent. Included case is very good with a few cracks on the lid and some aging of the otherwise very good lining. Accessories are all very good.
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