"COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET MODEL PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 115194. Cal. 31. Rare deluxe Gustav Young engraved pocket model with 5" oct bbl, brass pin front sight and "SAML COLT" engraved on top flat. It has silver plated brass grip frame with deluxe burl walnut varnished 1-pc walnut grip. The entire frame, bbl lug, bbl, rammer pivot and hammer are wonderfully engraved by Mr. Young, in his traditional patterns of beautiful foliate arabesque scrolls terminating in flower blossoms in several places. Top of back strap has his trademark fan with foliate arabesque patterns at the heel, on butt strap & trigger bow. Sides of hammer are engraved to match with wolf's heads on each side of hammer nose. Back strap is engraved in period script, probably by Mr. Young "Jac Newman / St Louis. Mo." Screw heads are all very nicely engraved. Very likely a search of the records of St. Louis in the 1850's/1860's time frame should disclose information regarding Mr. Newman. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching including wedge & cylinder. Grip was not checked. The bbl, rammer & rammer handle, cylinder, frame & hammer all retain a very dark smooth chocolate brown patina from long unattended storage. Trigger guard & back strap retain 95-96% strong orig silver plating showing slight wear on the heel & butt strap. Grip has a chipped left toe and another chip on left edge showing light wear with a few scratches and missing one fingernail size spot of varnish and overall retains about 95% strong orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with moderate pitting. 4-32295 JR381 (4,000-7,000)"
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