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Exceptional Cased Colt Model 1855, 7th Type Root Sidehammer Percussion Revolver together with Accoutrements.. ...

2012 December 9 Arms & Armor Signature Auction #6081

 
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Auction Ended On: Dec 9, 2012
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Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Description:
Exceptional Cased Colt Model 1855, 7th Type Root Sidehammer Percussion Revolver together with Accoutrements.
Serial no. 13246, .31 caliber, 3 ½-inch barrel with brass post front sight and two-line New York address. Blued finish. 5-shot cylinder with stagecoach hold-up scene. Screw in side of cylinder. Case-hardened hammer and lever. Three screws on left side of frame. Fire-blued spurred trigger. Checkered factory ivory one-piece grips. Contained in keyed, dusty rose velvet-lined, partitioned Colt walnut case together with correct accoutrements for this model, including: Colt's eagle pattern pistol flask with E. Pluribus Unum riband at bottom and spring-loaded charger; Eley Bros. 100 capacity japanned percussion cap tin with green lid label; blued Colts Patent two-cavity bullet mold with integral sprue cutter; shrink-wrapped package of 5 skin cartridges, the label reading: 5 Combustible Envelope/Cartridges/Made of Hazard's Powder/Expressly For/Col. Colt's Patent/New Model/Revolving Pocket Pistol. 31/100 Calibre./Address Colts Cartridge Works/Hartford, Conn./U.S. America; blued steel "L" shaped nipple wrench; blued steel "L" shaped screwdriver and case key. One of the finest guns of this model in existence. Condition: Near mint, with only the slightest amount of wear visible on backstrap near butt. Vibrant case-hardening. Grips with mellow patina. Accoutrements are all fine to excellent, superb, with light wear and patina. Case excellent with light fading of lining and minor wear present.

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