"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 3 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 27523. Cal. 28. Blue finish with 3-1/2" oct bbl, brass pin front sight, 2-line Hartford address and Colt's Patent date without pointing hand motif. It has 5-shot fully fluted cylinder and 1-pc walnut grip. About 5,000 of this model Root was made in period 1855-1870. CONDITION: Very good to fine. Bbl retains about 20% flaked blue with balance a medium patina. Frame & back strap retain 75-80% thin glossy orig blue, strong & bright in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 20-25% blue in the gullets with balance a silver gray patina. Grip is sound showing light wear with a few nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Unable to check bore. 4-33391 JR415 (2,500-3,500)"
Back to the index