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    Colt M1849 .31 Caliber Percussion Pocket Model Revolver. Serial #177279 matching, inscribed on the backstrap to "Geo. S. Elcock 1st Sergt. Co E 14th Regt. Brooklyn". Without doubt one of the hardest fighting regiments of the war. The regiment received its moniker the "Red Legged Devils" at 1st Bull Run when after repeated attempts to take the Henry Hill house, Stonewall Jackson, referring to the regiment's colorful red trousers, yelled to his men, "Hold on boys! Here come those red legged devils again". George S. Elcock enlisted in the regiment on April 18, 1861. He was commissioned lieutenant on Aug. 4, 1861 and Captain on Feb. 22, 1864. Elcock served with the unit through some of the war's heaviest fighting and was captured at 2d Bull Run on Aug. 28, 1862, exchanged Nov. 2, and wounded in the breast at the Railroad Cut at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Elcock mustered out on June 6, 1864. The gun is a standard 5" barrel, two line Hartford address, 5 shot pocket model in excellent condition, just showing some honest use. Traces of blue and case colors scattered about, the balance smooth and dark gray. 95% cylinder scene with cylinder pins intact. Mechanically perfect as is the bore. Grip straps retain about 50% of the original silver and grips retain 95% of the original varnish. Inscription deep and crisp filling the entire backstrap. Accompanied by a complete set of records. A great inscribed Civil War revolver steeped in history.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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