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238: Cased Model 1849 Colt Percussion Revolver 

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Cased Model 1849 Colt Percussion Revolver 

.31 caliber, 4" barrel with single-line New York address, S/N 188744. Five-shot, all numbers match, silver-plated backstrap and triggerguard. One-piece walnut grips. Mahogany wood case with red velvet lining, eagle shield flask, mold and key for the case. 


Case is excellent. Lining has some wear where the pistol was lying leaving the cylinder and barrel imprint. Flask is almost mint with all of the blue on the spring and a very tiny dint, still retains most of the original applied lacquer. Mold retains 95% of the original blue finish with just a little brown flaking on the sprue cutter. Barrel retains 98% of the original blue finish; cylinder retains 90+ of the original blue finish, losing a little on the front edge and on the shoulders of the cylinder. Retaining 100% of the cylinder scene. Loading lever has 98% of the original case colors, frame retains 95% of the original case colors losing a little on the edges of the recoil shield. Backstrap and triggerguard retain 96% of the original silver-plated finish with just a little brass popping through on the edges. Walnut grips retain 100% of the varnished finish with couple very minute dents. This is a very strong case 4" 1849 pocket Colt.
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Estimate $6,000 – $9,000
Starting Bid $3,000

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