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Lot 527: * COLT, USA A .56 PERCUSSION FIVE-SHOT REVOLVING RIFLE, MODEL '1855 SIDE-HAMMER', serial no. 11321,Platinum House
December 12, 2013
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A .56 PERCUSSION FIVE-SHOT REVOLVING RIFLE, MODEL '1855 SIDE-HAMMER', serial no. 11321,
for 1856, with shortened round 21in. barrel, block fore-sight, dove-tailed rear-sight with two folding leaves, octagonal breech-section, solid frame, the top-strap sighting channel signed 'COL COLT HARTFORD CT USA', fully fluted cylinder, the side of action stamped 'COLTS PATENT NOV 24 1853', saddle ring, walnut straight-hand butt-stock with crescent heel-plate, brass trigger-guard tang and bow, hinged under-barrel rammer, the whole cleaned with some pitting present, especially to the barrel