"COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVERS. Cal. 31. Both revolvers are configured identically with 5" oct bbls, brass pin front sights and 2-line New York City address with serifs. They have "COLTS PATENT" on left side of frames with brass grip frames and 1-pc walnut grips. Both have 5-shot cylinders and both have a small "2" above the serial number on bbl lugs. One has checkered grips. Accompanied by the extremely rare, very early, purple velvet lined, double walnut casing with beveled edge lid, mortised shield shaped lock escutcheon and a mortised brass lock. Inside lid has the Colt loading direction paper and the bottom is compartmented for the two revolvers with a large central compartment for a mold and flask. Corner compartments contain lead balls and a cap tin. Central compartment contains a Colt iron 2-cavity mold with sprue cutter marked on right side "31 PKT" and a small brass flask. CONDITION: 1) SN 71503. Fair, all matching including wedge. No orig finish remains with the steel being a smooth brown patina and the brass a medium dark patina with traces of orig silver. Grip is fine with edge wear retaining 92-93% orig varnish. Hammer spring is broken or missing as is the wedge spring, strong dark bore. 2) SN 71489. Good, all matching including wedge. Metal has been cleaned bright with battered hammer screw. Grip is checkered. Cylinder retains about 75% stagecoach holdup scene. Timing needs adjusting, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in grooves. Case is completely sound with slightly warped lid and warped rear edge. Interior is moderately faded and lightly soiled. An extremely rare double casing. 4-31636 JR272 (7,500-12,500)"
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