Manufactured in 1863. German silver blade front sight, "-ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA-" marked on top of the barrel, standard Navy roll scene on the cylinder, "COLTS/PATENT" on the left side of the frame, "36 CAL" and "8" on the left of the trigger guard. Matching full and partial serial number marked on the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard, butt, wedge, (renumbered) cylinder, arbor pin and hand written in black ink in the grip mortise.
Fine, retains 50% plus original bright blue finish concentrated on the barrel, strong in protected areas, with scattered flaking and smooth brown patina on the balance, renumbered to match cylinder exhibits an artificial smooth gray patina with defined scene, 30% original case colors remain on either side of the frame below the recoil shield with smooth gray patina on the balance, and traces of original silver finish remain around the trigger guard and top of the back strap. Grip is very good with mild lower edge wear, some areas of touched up varnish finish on the lower edge of the right panel and some scattered dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
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