October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/30/2018
Offered is one of the rarest Colt Model 1849 pocket revolvers extant. The majority of the rare 3" models were manufactured sans any loading assembly; this Colt has the lever and is the first example we have encountered. In addition, the condition is phenomenal, retaining a high percentage of the original Colt factory finish. This little Colt features all matching serial numbers including wedge and loading lever. Barrel legend is sharp. Colt's patent stamped on left side of frame. CONDITION: The roll engraved stagecoach scene on cylinder is 100% and still retains 70% of the original Colt high polish blue, as does barrel. Loading lever and frame retain 85-90% of the original case colors. Trigger guard and backstrap retain the majority of their original factory silver plating. The original one piece varnished walnut grips fit perfectly and retain a large percentage of the original varnish with usual high point wear. All of the screws retain the majority of their original high polish nitre blue finish. All original nipples with strong safety pins. Indexes and locks up like a new gun. Strong lands and well-defined grooves. If a finer condition 3" barrel Colt Model 1849 with loading lever exists, we have never seen nor heard of it. A wonderful, investment grade, rare percussion Colt that comes with an original fine condition period holster that is missing the belt loop.
Barrel Length
.31 Percussion
FFL Status
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $3,750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $10,800.00
Estimate: $7,500 - $12,500
Number Bids: 10
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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