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Lot 1103: Cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer Percussion Pocket Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer "Root" Percussion Pocket Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Cased Colt Model 1855 Sidehammer "Root" Percussion Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1855 Sidehammer
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 84
Class: Antique

This revolver was manufactured in 1867 and is the Model 7 variant with the distinctive screw in the side of the cylinder that secures the cylinder pin, the stagecoach roll-scene, and a 3 1/2 inch, two-stage, round barrel with a brass post front sight and the two-line "ADDRESS COL. COLT/NEW-YORK U.S.A." marking. The matching serial number is visible on the bottom of the barrel, side of the cylinder, and the butt of the frame. The revolver comes in a fitted wood case with a double sided eagle flask, L-shaped combination tool, and blued, dual cavity mold.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 40% original blue finish remaining and concentrated primarily on the frame, smooth brown patina on most of the balance, some flashes of bright original case colors in the protected areas of the loading lever, mild scratches and marks, some faint oxidation, and mild overall wear. The grip is also fine and has some dings and scratches, lower edge wear, slight loss at the heel, and most of the original varnish. Mechanically fine. The case and accessories are very good and have mild age and storage related wear, a crack in the refinished lid, reglued partitions, separation of the lower front panel, and numerous marks on the mold.

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