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Lot 545

Cased Colt Model 1849 London Pocket Percussion Revolver

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

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Cased Civil War era Colt Model 1849 London Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 caliber, serial number 5833, all visible serial numbers matching on frame, trigger guard, back strap, cylinder arbor, cylinder, barrel assembly, loading lever, and wedge. British crown over "V" and "P" proofs present on barrel assembly. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Colt / London", left side of frame with "COLT'S/PATENT", cylinder marked "Colt's Patent No. 5833" with engraved stage coach hold-up scene on cylinder. Checkered hammer, walnut grip, iron trigger guard and back-strap, 5" octagonal barrel. Housed in a wooden case with blue velvet lined interior and original paper  instruction label inside lid; included is tin of caps marked "Eley London". Barrel length: 5". Overall length: 9 1/2". Serial number corresponds to year 1855.


Very good condition with an even, dark grey patina. Wedge spring absent, cylinder engraving with some wear; well defined sharp rifled bore. Action functions with some over-rotation of cylinder. Rear of frame shows wear and slight crack behind cylinder where hammer strikes.

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