"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 3A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 1156. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line Hartford address with Colt's Patent date without pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot full fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. About 1,350 of these revolvers were made in period 1855-1870. CONDITION: Fine, all matching. Bbl retains 65-75% orig blue with flaked areas a medium patina. Rammer handle retains dark case colors, stronger in sheltered areas. Frame & back strap retain strong bright case colors with edge wear and some slight thinning on back strap. Hammer retains dark case colors. Cylinder retains traces of flaked blue in gullets with balance a medium patina with light pitting around the nipples. Cylinder arbor retaining pin screw is missing. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting and a few spots of deeper pitting. 4-33388 JR413 (1,500-2,000)"
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