June 25-28, 2018 Firearms
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Blue and case colored with octagon barrel, brass pin front sight and one line New-York U.S. America address. It has five shot rebated cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. Left side of frame is marked "COLTS PATENT" and left shoulder of trigger guard has caliber marking. It has silver plated trigger guard and back strap with fine one piece walnut grip numbered to this revolver. These fine pocket size revolvers in the heavier and more powerful Navy size caliber were extremely popular in the immediate post-Civil War era during the Manifest Destiny westward expansion. They were used by every manner of citizen traversing the wild west from lawman to outlaw and just plain citizens for both protection and other more nefarious purposes. It is estimated that about 20,000 of these well made little revolvers were produced in period 1865-1873. This model was originally referred to as the Model 1862 Pocket Navy but subsequent research proved that they were a separate and distinct model with beginnings in 1865 and were serial numbered in their own separate range. Extremely fine, all matching including wedge which is properly numbered. Barrel retains 96-98% glossy original blue with faint sharp edge wear and a few minor nicks & scratches. Hammer handle retains most of its original case colors, brilliant on pivot. Frame and hammer retain about all of their brilliant original case colors slightly faded on left recoil shield and top edge of hammer. Cylinder retains about 95% glossy original blue and 99% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is sound with very minor nicks and scratches; retaining virtually all of its original varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting in grooves. From the Jim Linton Collection.
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Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
4 - 1/2"
Caliber/Bore
.36 Percussion
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Colt
Model
1865 Pocket Navy
Paperwork
No
Serial Number
1726
Bidding
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $8,400.00
Estimate: $7,500 - $12,500
Number Bids: 7
Auction closed on Thursday, June 28, 2018.
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