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Extremely rare Colt No. 5 or Texas Model Paterson revolver with 4 1/2-inch barrel marked: “Patent Arms M’g. Co. Paterson, N J. – Colt’s Pt." with star and snake terminals at each end. Muzzle is chamfered as is the case with all original Patersons. Round-back, five-shot cylinder is roll-engraved with the stage holdup scene with “COLT” in a central panel facing the hammer. The serial number, “594” appears on breech end of the barrel, bottom of the barrel wedge, cylinder arbor, turning ring, breech end of the cylinder, backstrap, frame, and trigger. All of the visible serial numbers match. The revolver has no provision for a loading lever, the recoil shield does not have a capping cut-out and the hammer spur is not knurled. The flared, highly figured, walnut grips have varnish finish. Serial number on rear of cylinder is a period overstamp. Accompanied by a copy of “The Paterson Colt Book” by R.L. Wilson in which this exact pistol is illustrated on p 144 with credit to noted collector Dennis A. LeVett. CONDITION: Very good. Barrel retains considerable blue finish. Cylinder exhibits nearly all of its roll engraved stagecoach scene, nipples appear original. Frame retains light traces of finish with balance being an even patina, some screw heads are degraded. Address line on barrel is faint, and only partially visible. Figured walnut grips are slightly undersized but fit well and are original. Left grip has large piece of possibly replaced wood. Bore shows characteristic Paterson rifling, will clean to very good. No. 594 offers the advanced collector the opportunity to acquire a well known and well documented Colt Texas Paterson. Accessories: Barrel Length: 4 -1/4" Caliber/Bore: .36 FFL Status: Antique Manufacturer: Paterson Model: Texas Paperwork: Book Serial Number: 594Condition: Dimensions:

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Estimate $60,000 - $90,000Apr 25, 2019