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    Cased and Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver in the Gustave Young Style.
    Serial no. 103832 with dot [all matching, cylinder pin not marked], .31 caliber, 4-inch octagonal barrel marked SAML COLT. Originally blued, case hardening with silver plating to furniture. This gun has at least 75% of scroll and floral engraving as well as punch-dot engraving similar in style to Young. Stagecoach scene on cylinder. Dog's head design to left side of barrel lung and hammer. Eagle's head to the right side of barrel lug. Left side of frame marked COLTS PATENT. Varnished checkered one-piece walnut grip. Number 5 and 2 markings near frame, barrel lug and triggerguard. Contained in contemporary case in the English style. Accessories include; percussion caps, lead balls, silver eagle flask, key, dual cavity bullet mold marked COLT PATENT and empty cartridge packet. Note: Similar examples of this engraving style can be found in various books including The Book of Colt Engraving by Wilson. According to research, Gustave Young worked for Colt from the early 1850's till about 1868. Although we cannot confirm Young engraved this gun, it displays characteristics almost identical to him. Also, dot designations under the serial number usually indicate factory engraving.

    Condition: Very good to fine as configured and restored. Gun has evidence of cleaning and touch ups. Gun mostly a bright gray patina overall. Scattered pitting throughout with it concentrating to the left side. Appears to have the original silver plating or a period refinish. Grips are crisp and possibly refreshed, with faint mars, dents and chips. Case with age wear and flaws. Some bumps, scuffs and dents from handling. Interior with slight separations, scuffs to fitting and minor loses to lining. Accessories with moderate wear and staining. Silver plating on mold and flask appear recent but vibrant. Action good. Bore ok.

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    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
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