October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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SCARCE CASED ENGRAVED COLT MODEL 1849 POCKET PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 266670. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with 6? oct bbl, replacement dovetail front sight, “COLTS PATENT” on left side of the frame and caliber marking on the left rear web of the trigger guard. It has 6-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene and five of its six safety pins prominent. Trigger guard & back strap are silver plated brass containing a wonderful burl walnut 1-pc grip that has the last four digits of SN in back strap channel. Frame, bbl, hammer, back strap, butt strap & trigger guard are wonderfully engraved in early vine style, probably by Gustave Young, with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the frame & recoil shields with several scrolls terminating in flower blossoms. Top of the back strap has Mr. Young’s typical fan pattern with the outside of the back strap ears engraved in sunburst patterns. Hammer is deluxe engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a wolf’s head on each side of the hammer nose with hand checkered hammer spur. Accompanied by a wonderful Colt burgundy velvet lined rosewood casing with empty gold plated brass plaque in the lid and compartmented in the bottom for the revolver, a sgl sided “COLTS PATENT” American eagle flask, a “COLTS PATENT” 2-cavity brass bullet mold without sprue cutter, two packets of skin cartridges and a lacquered tin of Eley’s caps. Additionally included is an L-shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver and miscellaneous lead balls. PROVENANCE: Dr. Joseph A. Murphy Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching except wedge which is numbered “19128”. Bbl retains about 95% glossy orig blue with slight muzzle & sharp edge wear and replaced front sight. Rammer & handle retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on the pivot, fading elsewhere. Frame & hammer retain strong case colors, bright & strong in sheltered areas. Screws retain most of their fire blue. Grip frame retains traces of silver in sheltered areas. Cylinder retains about 70% thinning blue and about 95% stagecoach holdup scene. Grip is sound showing light wear and a few minor handling & use marks with some slight dulling on left rear edge. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore. Case & accessories are extremely fine with only a few nicks on mold and light wear on flask. From the collection of Jason Roselius.
Wooden case, powder flask, bullet mold, tool, caps & cartridges
Barrel Length
.31 Percussion
FFL Status
1849 Pocket
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $13,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Number Bids: 3
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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