Offered for sale is a Colt Model 1849 .31 Percussion Octagon Revolver. The revolver features a 4" octagon barrel, 6 shot cylinder, walnut grips, brass trigger guard and frame, and a blue'd finish. The Model 1849 Pocket Revolver, a replacement for the Baby Dragoon, was the most widely produced of any Colt percussion pistol. Nearly 340,000 were manufactured during a 23-year production run that ended in 1873. Although most production took place in Colt's Hartford factory, approximately 11,000 were made in London. These pistols were available with octagonal barrels ranging between 3 and 6 inches in length. The one-piece walnut grips, and casehardened frame, hammer, and loading lever previously featured on Colt's Walker and Dragoon revolvers was carried over to the Model 1849 Pocket, however, the square-back trigger guard was replaced with a round guard, and the engraved cylinder featured a stagecoach holdup scene rather than the Texas Ranger - Indian fight that had been standard on earlier Colts. Approximately 4,000 so-called "Wells Fargo" variants, with 3-inch barrels and without loading levers, were also manufactured. This revolver is in good condition, showing wear and use from age. The mechanics are fully functioning and is smooth. The bore shows good condition, with some darkness and strong rifling. This is a antique firearm. NO FFL transfer or NICS background check required. This is a numbers matching revolver, down to the wedge. The serial number is 312855.