"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 7 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 11088. Cal. 31. Early Model 7 with nickel finish and 3-1/2" rnd bbl, pin front sight with 2-line New York address. Rammer handle has horizontal latch. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with cylinder arbor retaining screw in the side and stagecoach holdup scene. Mounted with 1-pc walnut grip. About 2,925 of Root Models 7 and 7A were made near the end of production. Root revolvers were produced 1855-1870. Few were produced in nickel. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Overall retains virtually all of its strong orig nickel with one or two very small flaked spots and some dulling on back strap. Grip shows light wear with a few minor nicks and retains most of its orig varnish. Hand spring is either weak or broken and functions sporadically, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong bore with a few spots of pitting. 4-33392 JR418 (3,500-5,000)"
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