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  The barrel has a brass cone front
sight and has the standard manicule, “+COLT’S PT/1855+,” and “ADDRESS COL. COLT/HARTFORD, CT. U.S.A.+” markings on top and the matching serial number on the bottom. The cylinder has the cabin and Indian scene, “COLTS PATENT” etching, matching script serial number, and “G” on the rear face. The serial number is also repeated on the butt. The
case contains an eagle pocket model powder flask, “COLTS/PATENT” marked double cavity bullet mold, and oiler.
CONDITION: Extremely fine. The engraving is exceptional and remains crisp more than 160 years later. Aside from the cylinder which displays an attractive smooth gray patina, the revolver retains 75% of the original high polish blue finish and strong original case colors on the lever and hammer. There is some mild flash pitting on and around the nipples
and light finish wear on the edges suggesting this revolver was actually carried and fired by its recipient. The grip also remains extremely very fine with the exception of a small chip
at the toe, a few light marks, and minor lower edge wear. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories
are all very fine and have minor age and storage related wear. This is an incredible Colt Model 1855 “Root”
with an extra fine grade of deluxe factory engraving and an incredibly historic Charter Oak grip and will add beauty and value to any advanced Colt collection.
Estimate: 55,000 - 85,000
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