.31 caliber, 5" barrel, S/N 201817 (mfg. ca1861). Blued and color case hardened finish with silver plated brass backstrap and triggerguard, varnished one-piece walnut grip. Matching numbers throughout including wedge, two-line Hartford address, 6-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. Contained in a modern casing with an early pattern brass COLT'S / PATENT marked mold made without a sprue cutter, an "Eagle & Stars" powder flask, a later period UMC cap tin and a reproduction false packet of cartridges.
Provenance:From the Collection of Charlie Hinton
Very good. Retains some flaked blue on the barrel with scattered surface oxidation and a grayish-brown patina. Frame and loading lever with traces of case color. Cylinder with most of the scene and some apparently added finish. Brass with much of the heavily tarnished silver plating remaining. Clear markings, mechanically functional, very good bore with scattered oxidation and some pitting. Grip with some of the varnish and scattered bumps and dings. Accessories good to very good.
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