"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 1A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 351. Cal. 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line Hartford address without pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with cabin/Indian fight scene and 1-pc walnut grip. An estimated 209 of these rare revolvers were made early in production in 1855. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl & rammer retain a matte blue finish with wear only on sharp edges. Frame retains 75-80% thin glossy orig blue with minor nicks & scratches and some battering on the left side of top strap. Cylinder retains about 50% thin orig blue with balance a cleaned blue/brown patina and retains 65-75% cabin/Indian fight scene. It has vice marks on opposite sides of cylinder. Grip has chipped heels with chipped edges and light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong clean bore with fine pitting. A fine, rare 1st Mod. 4-33396 JR408 (4,500-5,500)"
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