Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver.
    Serial no. 194710, .31 caliber, 6-shot cylinder, 6-inch octagonal barrel with One Line New York address. Blued and case-hardened finish with silver-plated triggerguard and grip straps. All serial numbers match including wedge, arbor and rammer. Manufactured 1860. Inspector's initial B on rear of cylinder. Varnished walnut grips. Contained in partitioned and green-baise lined varnished hardwood case with 4 3/4-inch brass Eagle powder flask (see Riling #775 ) Eley cap tin, reproduction box of Colt cartridges and 2-cavity .31 caliber Colt bullet mold. Key present.

    Condition: Fine. Barrel and cylinder retaining approximately 45-55% deep blue finish, the balance fading to gray with scattered fine scratches. Cylinder shows almost no sign of having been fired. Loading lever, hammer and frame still with generous amounts of vibrant case colors. Triggerguard and gripstraps retaining approximately 30-40% silver plate, the balance a mellow age patina. Case is fine as re-finished and re-configured. Round key escutcheon. Key does not function. Bullet mold fair to good. Bare metal with patches of pitting and frosting. Powder flask fine with light scratches and small dents. Seams are intact.

    ‡ The owner placed a late bid on this unreserved lot and repurchased it, subject to applicable commission.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2014
    14th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 900

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 38 days left to consign to the 2020 March 4 Rare Books Signature Auction Books Signature Auction - New York !

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    The Collection of James Kwis Leonard Internet Rare Books Auction
    The Collection of James Kwis Leonard Internet Rare Books Auction
    REALIZED SO FAR $300,884