An American Civil war era Colt patent 5 shot 1849 pocket model .31 Calibre Percussion revolver. Manufactured in 1865 (serial number verifies the year of manufacture). The 4 inch blued barrel engraved on top "Address SamL Colt New-York U.S. America. All matching serial numbers including the wedge. The side of frame marked Colt's Patent and 31 CAL. The engraved cylinder stagecoach scene is clearly visible. Overall length is approx 9 inches. In good condition retaining much original finish. Action in working order. Many ’49 Colts made their way overseas. Thanks mostly to Colt’s British agency, the pistol reached ports in Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, Ireland, India and Australia. During the American Civil War, soldiers on both sides purchased the pistols with their own funds. They carried the 1849 Pocket models for close combat situations. For decades during the mid-19th century, adventurers worldwide praised these Colts in the highest terms. This is a very good example of a Colt pocket revolver that was produced during the last year of the American civil war. Ref 1897.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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