October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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Scarce high condition "Wells Fargo" style 1849 Pocket Model. Collectors refer to this variation as "Wells Fargo" due to short barrel and lack of a loading lever, however no known affiliation with the Wells Fargo Company is known. This particular revolver serial number 48234 has the desirable rare short frame with a 3-inch barrel, silver plated backstrap, and trigger guard. One-piece walnut grips. Matching numbers on barrel, frame, trigger guard, backstrap, cylinder, and wedge. Two line New York barrel address. Includes a correct partition style fitted case with all accessories, including an Eagle powder flask, brass bullet mold, and cartridge pack spare mainspring, nipples and japanned cap tin.This revolver has a wonderful history and has been considered to be one of the finest condition examples known. It is featured on page 30 of R.L.Wilsons book on the Al Cali collection as well as the the Jim Eplen collection, Max Guenthert collection. CONDITION: Case is excellent, revolver is excellent plus with most all original blue on barrel and cylinder. Silver plating on trigger guard and backstrap has turned a pleasing dark patina. Original unmolested screws. Most all original case color on frame. Beautiful grips with most all original finish remaining. This incredible and rare Colt would be near impossible to improve on. -MKS-
Case w/ Accessories
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1849 Pocket Wells Fargo
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $25,200.00
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Number Bids: 24
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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