- Type: Sell
- Country: Canada
- Province/State: British Columbia
- City: Delta BC
- Manufacturer: Colt
- Condition: Excellent
- Model: 1849 Pocket
- Action/Type: Revolver
- Calibre: .31 percussion
- Listed: January 11, 2019 6:53 pm
- Expires: 19 days, 6 hours
Manufactured in 1852, this is a fine , 6-inch barrel, 5-shot Colt 1849 pocket model. The barrel is a brownish-grey with a bit of blue near the muzzle end. There is about 50% silver plating on the trigger guard and grip strap, fine grips with a few handling marks, 80% original varnish and good wood-to-metal fit. Some wear on the high spots around the butt. The action is crisp and tight, the springs are strong and the nipples are clean and undamaged. The bore is shiny and the rifling is sharp. This gun has straight rifling, not spiralled as they made them later on, with a few dark patches near the breech. Matching numbers on the frame, barrel, cylinder and grip strap. The cylinder scene is barely visible. Two-line New York address. Crisp markings throughout. For its age, this is in well above average condition.
The M1849 was introduced in succession to the Baby Dragoon, which was Colt’s most successful small caliber hand gun to date. Everyone thought the Pocket would not be able to live up to the older model’s reputation however it turned out to become Colt’s most popular percussion gun with over 340,000 produced in 23 years. SN 50637, very good to fine overall.
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