"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 7A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 12618. Cal. 31. Blue finish with rare 4-1/2" rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and 2-line New York address. Rammer has horizontal latch and it has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with cylinder retaining screw in the side and stagecoach holdup scene and 1-pc walnut grip. About 2,925 of the Models 7 and 7A Root revolvers were made near the end of production. The Root revolver was produced 1855-1870. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 92-94% glossy orig blue, thin on sides. Frame & back strap retain about 90% orig blue, thin on top strap & back strap. Cylinder retains a blue/brown patina and shows 65-75% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is sound showing minor wear with a couple of small dings and retains about all of a professionally restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with moderate pitting. 4-33394 JR416 (4,000-5,000)"
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