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FINE EARLY COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 1372. Cal. 36. Blue and color casehardened with 5-1/2″ rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line “ADDRESS SAML COLT HARTFORD CT.” with dashes. Left side frame has a tiny “COLTS PATENT” and the silver plated brass trigger guard and backstrap contain a 1-pc walnut grip with SN in backstrap channel. Has usual fluted 5 shot cylinder with the SN in one flute and a patent date in another. According to FLAYDERMAN’S GUIDE TO ANTIQUE AMERICAN FIREARMS” only about 28,000 of these revolvers were produced in the period 1861-1873. They were considered to be the ultimate in streamline design and very popular throughout the Civil War and later on the American frontier during the great westward expansion. They saw hard service continuously well into the 1870’s and remained in service until they were superseded by the advent of the cartridge revolver. PROVENANCE: Col. Kenneth P.Brown Collection. CONDITION: Fine, all matching including wedge, cylinder and grip. Bbl retains a thin blue brown patina with strong blue under the rammer handle. The blue losses are from flaking, not wear. Bbl has a couple of small dings near muzzle and nicks on sides of lug. Rammer and handle retain dark case colors, brighter on pivot. Frame retains dark case colors overall, brighter in sheltered areas. Hammer retains matching case colors. Grip frame retains 92-93% orig silver, thin on backstrap. Grip is sound with a small gouge on right side and a few minor nicks and scratches and retains most of a restored varnish finish. Cylinder retains strong blue in flutes, being mostly a blue brown patina. Mechanics are fine. Strong bright bore with several spots of deep pitting. 4-39456 JR188 (2,000-3,500)

Auction: Firearms - Spring 2010
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