A Good WILD WEST PERIOD COLT Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver
A Good WILD WEST PERIOD COLT Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, SN#287567, all matching, circa. made in (1866) and in very good (REFINISHED) condition. This pistol was used but not abused. 4", .31 cal. octagon steel barrel, blue and case hardened finish with barrel address "ADDRESS. COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA" (worn away in places when refinished) on the top flat with 95%+ blue (REFINISH). The bore is dirty but will clean up nicely if desired. The 6-shot cylinder has none of the scene visible with moderate pinprick pitting around the cylinder's percussion nipples from firing. Brass trigger guard and back-strap with approx. 15% of original silver plating in protected areas. Frame was marked "COLTS PATENT" on the left side but is was removed when refinished. The hammer exhibits light to moderate pitting from firing and retains 90% of the refinish. Slim Jim style wood grips exhibit light sanding resulting in some rounded edges with an old re-varnish. The screw heads are slightly marred (a few worse than others). The pistol is in good mechanical working order with a decent action. A great entry level COLT !
NOTE - The revolver was restored at some point as noted above and priced accordingly.