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Lot 65: Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Scarce Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Lot 65: Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Scarce Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Auction Date: August 26, 2022

Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500
Price Realized:

Scarce Factory Engraved Colt Pocket Navy Cartridge Conversion Revolver

Manufacturer: Colt
Model: 1862 Pocket Navy
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 CF
Barrel: 4 1/2 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened/silver
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 684
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 86
Class: Antique
Description:

This attractive Colt revolver features factory floral scroll engraving on the upper rear barrel flats, sides of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and back strap. The sides of the hammer have the distinctive wolf's head as well as floral scroll engraving. Clamshell patterns engraved at the top of the backstrap. The top barrel flat is marked with the one-line New York U.S. America address in a scalloped border panel accented with scrollwork at the front, the left of the frame is marked "COLTS/PATENT," and the upper left of the trigger guard bow is marked "36 CAL." The cylinder is roll engraved with the stagecoach hold-up scene and marked "COLTS PATENT/No 9998." It has a partially plugged lever cut out. The complete matching serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel lug, frame, trigger guard and butt with "IE" stamped above or below each number. The "I" reportedly designates factory ivory grips, and the "E" designates factory engraving. Note that the grip on the revolver is varnished walnut, but is indeed matching hand numbered in black ink with the partial serial number "9998" inside the grip mortise. The period wedge is unnumbered. Partial serial number "9998" also marked on the cylinder and arbor pin.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 30% plus original bright blue finish concentrated on the forward half of the barrel and the stop ring of the cylinder, with 40% plus vivid original case colors concentrated at the edges of the frame and sides of the hammer. Distinct engraving and markings overall. Grip is fine with some light handling marks and some light surface crazing along the otherwise defined bottom edges. Mechanically excellent.



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