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    Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver .31 caliber, five shot cylinder, serial number 66728. The Model 1849 proved to be quite popular with some 325,000 pieces produced from 1850 to 1873. This pistol, manufactured circa 1853, bears an octagonal 6 inch barrel marked, "ADDRESS SAML COLT / NEW - YORK CITY" on the top. The serial number appears on the grip strap by the toe, on the front of the trigger guard, on the bottom of the frame and on the bottom of the barrel lug, while the loading lever top flat is marked, "6728." The cylinder retains a quite discernible stagecoach holdup scene and bears the number "12270." The wedge is also marked, "12270." Other markings include "COLTS / PATENT" on the left side of the frame and "X" on the left side of the trigger guard. Generous amounts of original finish appear on the frame, loading lever, trigger guard and backstrap with remaining steel and brass exhibiting dark brown and muted yellow patinas, respectively. The grips have all the marks and dings one would expect for age while retaining approximately 80% original varnish.

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    December, 2006
    1st-2nd Friday-Saturday
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