Civil War Period COLT Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver Engraved with the owners name G. C. Hayden with Holster
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An Antique Civil War Period COLT Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver circa, SN#6221 all matching (first year of production in 1861). 6.5", .36 cal. round steel barrel, blue and case hardened (no original finish remains) with "ADDRESS COL. SAML COLT, NEW YORK U.S. AMERICA" on the top with light erosion and salt & pepper pitting (some areas worse than others) especially around the cylinder's percussion nipples. Silver plated brass trigger guard and back-strap with 0% remaining. The bottom of the back-strap is engraved with the owners name "G. C. Hayden". Frame marked; "COLTS PATENT" on the left side. 5-Shot rebated and half fluted cylinder. The barrel wedge is not original. One piece walnut grip in overall good condition with minor edge chip missing and light scratches and dings from years of handling. Screw heads are marred. All steel components exhibit a dark rust age patina with light pitting throughout. The action needs mechanical attention where the cylinder will not index at times. A decent example with the correct leather holster that is in respectable condition considering the age.
Note: The owner's name should be further researched. G. C. Hayden.
Some History: This is Samuel Colt's .36 caliber miniature version of the Model 1860 Army revolver built on the model 1849 pocket revolver's frame.