"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 5A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 6158. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 4-1/2" rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York address. Rammer has horizontal latch. It has 5-shot fully fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. There were about 5,600 of the Models 5 and 5A produced in period 1855-1870. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains a smooth medium to dark blue/brown patina with strong blue in very sheltered areas. Frame & back strap retain 70-75% glossy orig blue, thin on recoil shield, top strap & back strap. Cylinder retains blue in the flutes, being mostly a blue/brown patina. Grip is fine showing light wear and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, strong bright bore with scattered moderate pitting. 4-33389 JR417 (3,000-4,000)"
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