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Colt No. 3 Paterson Cased Belt Model Revolver + Accessories  -

Item sold by Gregg Martin Auctions on 04/24/2006 for : $209,975.00

Lot 300 Detail

Exceptional Cased Colt No. 3 Paterson Belt Model Revolver with Accessories

Serial no. 594, .34 caliber percussion, 5 1/2-inch octagonal barrel marked with standard finials "Patent Arms M'g Co. Paterson, N-J. - Colt's Pt."; centaur cylinder roll scene; rounded shoulders to cylinder; blue with case-hardened hammer; high polish varnish select walnut grips. Serial number markings include the 594 on back of barrel lug, as well as on back of cylinder, on trigger, and on cylinder turning collar (latter visible when cylinder removed). Revolver not disassembled further, but additional numbers will be revealed inside. Flat-sided barrel lug with frame curving down to juncture with bottom of barrel lug. Extra cylinder with matching serial number stamped on back. Bevel-lid varnished mahogany case lined with burgundy velvet; accessories of combination powder and ball flask with standard centerband roll marking and no visible number marking, wood core to ball section; brass capper with no. marking 110 on inside of lid and on inside of body; blued steel combination tool; steel bullet mold with sprue cutter, turned walnut handles; and brass cleaning rod with turned walnut handle.

Condition: Excellent. 90% blue, light wear with spots of light pitting; cylinder with sharp roll scene; grips with high polish varnish, 99%; small chip from right panel at top juncture with rear of frame; minor nicks on right side of frame; light pitting and fading case-hardening on hammer. Very good bore with deep rifling. Case with 40% varnish, light wear and marks, flaking of finish; German silver scalloped plaque inlaid on lid; light wear and minor stains to lining; extra cylinder with matching blue and light wear to that on revolver; accessories excellent; capper with mellow patina; excellent combination flask with 85% gilt finish.

Note: See R.L. Wilson and Dennis LeVett, The Paterson Colt Book, chapter IV, detailing the No. 3 Belt Model revolvers. Note serial no. 596 illustrated on page 122, a variation of matching details to 594, including the 5 -inch barrel and round-backed cylinder - but with applewood grips.

Estimate: $90000 - $150000

Exceptional Cased Colt No. 3 Paterson Belt Model Revolver with Accessories


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