Lot 9: Colt Model 1849 Percussion Revolver - .31 Cal.
December 4, 2016
Harrisburg, PA, USALive Auction
Description: SERIAL #: 190078 DESIGN: Percussion operated black powder pistol with 6-shot cylinder. 4" octagonal barrel. MATERIAL/FINISH COMPOSITION: Blued barrel assembly and cylinder. Case hardened frame, hammer, and lever. Smooth walnut grip panels. FEATURES: Brass bead front sight. Rear sight is a V-notch groove on the tip of the hammer. Knurled spur hammer. Brass trigger guard, front grip strap, and rear grip strap. Unfluted cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. Serial number matches on frame, trigger guard, barrel assembly, cylinder, wedge pin, and bottom of grip frame. Top of barrel stamped "ADDRESS COL SAML NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA.". Comes with an empty tin of Alcan percussion caps and nipple wrench in a homemade hinged wood case with blue cloth interior. CONDITION: Very good. Less than half of the original finish remains on blued components. Case colors are faint but visible. Cylinder scene is moderately faded. Light scratches to grip panels. Gouging and tooling marks on the bottom of the panels. Serial number is hard to see on bottom of grip. Single action operates. Case is good. INVENTORY NO. / CATEGORY: 4520/ANT ESTIMATE: $500 - $800