A Good CIVIL WAR PERIOD COLT Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver
A Good Antique CIVIL WAR PERIOD COLT Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver circa, #201416, all matching (1862) except for the loading lever (#6508) and in very fine condition. This pistol was used but not abused. 4", .31 cal. octagon steel barrel, blue and case hardened finish with barrel address "ADDRESS. SAML COLT HARTFORD CT" on the top flat with 75%+ original blue finish with sharp markings. The bore is dirty but will clean up nicely if desired. The 6-shot cylinder has 65%+ of the scene intact with some impact dings and scratches with moderate pinprick pitting around the cylinder's percussion nipples from firing. Brass trigger guard and back-strap retains approx. 75%+ of original silver plating. Frame marked; "COLTS PATENT" and retains 25%+ original case hardening colors. The hammer exhibits light to moderate pitting from firing and retains generous amounts of original case hardened finish. Slim Jim style wood grips exhibit restoration to the lower forward left toe near the lower section of the trigger guard with an old re-varnish. The screw heads are slightly marred (a few worse than others). The pistol is in good mechanical working order, tight action, crisp overall.
NOTE - The loading lever has a serial number of #6508 which must be a period replacement. The top of the barrel has very curious indentations that appear to be markings that were accidentally applied as opposed to impact dings from another metal object ?