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Lot 3102: "Wells Fargo Model" Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Desirable "Wells Fargo Model" Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Desirable "Wells Fargo Model" Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 3 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 385
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 80
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1856. This is a scarce Model 1849 Pocket Model variation with a three inch barrel without provisions for a loading lever, a solid lug without loading slots, and otherwise standard Model 1849 markings and features including matching visible serial numbers on the frame, trigger guard, butt, arbor pin and cylinder. Unnumbered replacement wedge.

Rating Definition:

Good, exhibits gray and brown patina overall with some light wear and some scattered areas of light pitting. Grip is also good as sanded and revarnished with scattered dings and some wear at the bottom edges. Mechanically functions, although cylinder does not always rotate properly.



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