DescriptionColt Model 1855 Half Stock Revolving Shotgun.
Serial no. 6128, 20 gauge, 27-inch round barrel with semi-octagonal breech and fixed front and rear sights. Top of receiver marked: COL. COLT HARTFORD CT. U.S.A. Smooth, faintly checkered walnut straight stock and fore-end. Sling swivels. Metal buttplate. Manufactured from 1860-1863, approximately 1,100. Original brass museum inventory tag attached: J.M. DAVIS / 7979 / MEMORIAL.
Sold to Benefit The JM Davis Collection at the JM Davis Arms and Historical Museum.
Condition: Good. Finish a mottled grey patina with heavy signs of wear and surface rust. Two screws absent to left side of receiver. Noticeable dings, scuffs and bruising to wood. Action crisp. Dark bore.
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