Lot 302 Detail
Fine and Rare Colt Paterson Model 1839/1848 Revolving Carbine, Made Without Attached
Loading Lever and Supplied with Cylinder by Colt's Factory c. 1848
Serial no. 484, .525 caliber, 6 shot plain cylinder, 24-inch barrel with standard
marking on right side of barrel lug: [star and snake terminal] Patent Arms M'g. Co.
Paterson, N:J. Colt's Pt. [star and snake terminal]; serial number marked on several
parts, and would be observed on more should gun be taken further apart than removal of
barrel and cylinder: 484 stamped on breech end of cylinder, in slot of barrel lug which
engages front of lower frame strap, on lower flat of buttplate, and three times on
faceplate of recoil shield; 431 on bottom of wedge; blued finish, with browned barrel and
cylinder and case-hardened frame plate and hammer. Varnished select walnut stock.
Condition: Fine. 75% brown on barrel, 85% on cylinder, two dents on
muzzle end; 50% case-hardening; finish fading; 95% varnish with nicks, mars and minor
wear. Mirror bright bore; carbine likely unfired.
Note: See R.L. Wilson, Dennis LeVett, The Paterson Colt Book, chapter VI1`11II, pages
213-214. Illustrated example no. 836; no. 619 also pictured (pp. 208-209). Estimated total
production of approximately 50, purchased by Samuel Colt from the State of Rhode Island.
Important in that on Colt's early efforts to revive his previously failed firearms
company, he sought also to manufacture longarms. These Paterson arms presented that
opportunity, and specimens were displayed at such events as the Great Exhibition of 1851,
in London. The production was an improved version of the Paterson Carbine made in New
Jersey, made with or without loading levers.
Estimate: $25000 - $35000
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