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Lot 182: Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Excellent Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 182: Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Excellent Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $7,500 - $9,500
Price Realized:

Excellent 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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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 156
Class: Antique
Description:

Over a quarter of a million of these handy revolvers were in circulation by the final year of the Civil War, so it should come as no surprise that they were used as privately owned sidearms by soldiers fighting on both sides of the conflict. What is surprising, is that this revolver has survived in such high condition. It does not appear to have spent much time outside of its case for more than a century and a half. This "six-shooter" was manufactured in 1864 and has the standard markings and features, including matching serial numbers on the barrel, wedge, arbor pin, cylinder, frame, trigger guard, and back strap. It comes in a fitted case with dark red lining, several balls, a small eagle powder flask, L-shaped combination tool, Eley Bros. cap tin, cartridge pack, and brass Colt's patent ball/bullet mold without a sprue cutter. Provenance: The Don and Carol Wilkerson Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent with 95% plus of the bright original high polish blue finish, 97% vibrant original case colors, 80% original silver plating on the grip frame, light aged patina on the silver and brass, and general mild overall wear. The grip is also excellent and retains nearly all of the glossy original varnish, minor lower edge wear, and faint handling and storage marks. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are also very fine with mild age and storage related wear. This is an incredible example of a six-shot Colt Model 1849 Pocket from the latter part of the Civil War complete with a case and accessories.



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