"COLT MODEL 1849 PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 287970. Cal. 31. Usual configuration with 4" oct bbl, brass pin front sight, and one line "New-York U.S. America" address. It has "Colt's Patent" on the left side of the frame and the caliber on the left shoulder of the trigger guard with a small "n" on the left front web. It has silver-plated trigger guard and backstrap with 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by an orig mahogany Colt casing with purple velvet lining, compartmented in the bottom for a 6" revolver with other compartments for a flask, mold, cartridges, and a cap tin. The right rear compartment contains lead bullets and balls. CONDITION: Fair to good, all matching except the wedge which is numbered 87979. Revolver retains 25-30% of an old nickel plating, being mostly bare metal. The grip frame retains 75-80% nickel finish and the grip is sound, showing light wear and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are stiff because of a replaced hammer spring from a larger frame revolver. Strong, bright bore with scattered fine pitting. Case has a crack in the lid, otherwise is sound and retains most of a lightly restored finish. It has a moderately faded interior showing wear at the front sight and hammer spur points. The bottom is moderately soiled. All in all, a fine case. 4-31641 JR271 (3,000-4,000)"
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