"COLT MODEL 1851 PERCUSSION REVOLVERS. 1) Model 1851 Navy. Cal. 36. SN 26658. Standard Navy with 7-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York City address. Frame has "COLTS PATENT" on left side with tiny inspector initials on left shoulder and left front web of trigger guard. It has silver plated small brass trigger guard & back strap with 1-pc walnut grip. There is a very old collection tag on trigger guard. 2) Model 1849 Pocket Revolver. Cal. 31. SN 43200. Usual configuration with 6" oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York City address with serifs. It has a 5-shot cylinder with the serial number "47824" with the "COLTS PATENT" on left side of frame. It has silver plated trigger guard & back strap with very nicely figured 1-pc walnut grip. There is an old collection tag attached to trigger guard. Accompanied by a wonderful orig Colt mahogany dbl casing with green velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the two revolvers, a blued 36 caliber 2-cavity "COLTS PATENT" mold and a 31 caliber 2-cavity "COLTS PATENT" mold. Another compartment contains a single sided "COLTS PATENT" eagle flask for the pocket model, a tin of Eley Bros. caps and another smaller tin of Eley Bros. caps. A center compartment contains numerous bullets & balls with another compartment containing an L-shaped nipple wrench. CONDITION: 1) Very good to fine, all matching including wedge, cylinder arbor is unnumbered. Bbl retains 75-80% thinning orig blue, strong in sheltered areas. Cylinder is a gray patina with scattered fine pitting on front face and rear shoulders around nipple areas and retains about 75% Ormsby naval battle scene. All of safety pins are prominent, showing moderate wear. Frame has traces of silvered case colors, being mostly a gray patina. Trigger guard retains about 60% orig silver plating and back strap about 95% strong silver plating. Grip is sound with edge wear & numerous small nicks & dings and retains about 75% orig varnish. Although cylinder arbor is unnumbered, there is no evidence to suggest that it has been changed. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 2) Good to very good, all matching, except cylinder as noted. Bbl retains 30-40% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas with scattered light pitting. Cylinder is a light gray patina with numerous nicks & dings and retains traces of stagecoach holdup scene. Frame retains dark case colors in sheltered areas, as does hammer, being mostly a dark gray patina. Trigger guard & back strap retain virtually all of their orig silver plating and grip about all of its orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore with scattered pitting. Case is very fine with a fine hairline in the lid and a crack in bottom with usual nicks & scratches on top. Lid is slightly warped. Interior is lightly faded & soiled in bottom showing wear from revolvers. The 36 caliber mold is extremely fine and the 31 caliber mold is fair to good. Flask has a few small dents on back and retains about 75% orig finish. Cap tins are fine. 4-31635 JR269 (7,000-12,500)"
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