Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3114: Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

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

Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1849
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 31
Barrel: 4 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 88
Class: Antique

Manufactured in 1856 with a brass cone front sight, "{ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW YORK CITY}" on the barrel, "2" on the lower left side of the barrel lug, standard patent markings and stagecoach scene, "X" on the left side of the trigger guard at the rear, and all matching serial numbers, including in the back strap mortise of the grip. It comes in a wood presentation case with lead bullet/balls, a double sided eagle powder flask, cap tin, and Colt patent bullet mold. The key is stuck in the lock.

Rating Definition:

Fine with 50% original blue finish on the barrel, gray and brown patina on the cylinder, 40% original case colors, 70% original silver plating on the grip straps, aged patinas on the silver and exposed brass, legible markings and cylinder scene, and mild overall wear including some light oxidation/pitting. The grip is also fine and has strong original varnished finish, light scratches and dings, and minor edge wear. Mechanically fine. The relined case has a loose bottom; otherwise; it and the accessories are very good.

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