A Good WILD WEST PERIOD COLT Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver
A Good WILD WEST PERIOD COLT Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, SN#297735, all matching, circa. made in (1867) 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. COL SAML COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA" 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 60%+ of the scene intact with moderate pinprick pitting around the cylinder's percussion nipples from firing. Brass trigger guard and back-strap with traces of original silver plating in protected areas. Frame marked; "COLTS PATENT" and retains 20%+ original case hardening colors. The hammer exhibits light to moderate pitting from firing and retains traces of original finish. Slim Jim style wood grips exhibit restoration to the lower forward left and right toes 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 barrel assembly is original to the period and has the proper barrel address but curiously does not have any serial numbers. It is possible that it was originally made this way and is one of a great many variations of the 1849 Pocket Model or the barrel assembly is a period replacement ?