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    Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver .31 caliber, five shot cylinder, serial number 31717. The Model 1849 was basically a scaled down Dragoon with an added loading lever and some mechanical simplifications. This particular pistol, manufactured circa 1852, bears an octagonal 4 inch barrel marked, "ADDRESS SAML COLT / NEW - YORK CITY" on the top. Serial numbers are stamped on the toe of the backstrap, front of the trigger guard, frame, bottom of the barrel lug and on the cylinder. The loading lever is marked, "1717" on the top of the flat and the wedge is marked, "717" also. Other markings include "COLTS PATENT" on both the cylinder and left side of the frame. Some original finish was noted on the loading lever, trigger and hammer, while the backstrap and protected parts of the trigger guard exhibit approximately 25% original silver plating. The rest of the steel surfaces exhibit a dark gray patina, and the exposed brass shows as brownish yellow. The walnut grips are mostly mark free with about 75% original varnish.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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