ANTEBELLUM Antique COLT 1849 POCKET .31 Revolver Made In 1858 in Hartford, Connecticut!
Guns International #: 101369418 Seller's Inventory #: 190758
Category: Colt Revolvers - Antique - Civil War Revolvers
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ANTEBELLUM Antique COLT 1849 POCKET .31 Revolver
Made In 1858 in Hartford, Connecticut!
Here we present an antique percussion Colt 1849 Pocket Revolver, made just prior to the start of the American Civil War in 1858 in Hartford, Connecticut. Over 280,000 of these were produced by Colt’s factory at Hartford by the end of the American Civil War in 1865 and 325,000 total made by the end of production. These were very popular and saw a lot of use on the battlefield, on the home front and in the West. These were some of the smallest, handiest pocket revolvers of the time.
One of the most aesthetically pleasing aspects of this pistol is its cylinder scene. Cylinder scenes during this period were common, especially for Colt, not only for their visual appeal, but because it made a revolver more difficult to forge. The scene on the 1849 Pocket is that of a stagecoach robbery. The focal point is the stagecoach drawn by four horses. A woman in a dress is seen framed in the doorway of the side of the coach. The driver is standing alongside wielding his pistol against multiple assailants as the horses rear and struggle against their harnesses. Several of the bandits lay dying on the ground, one tries to control the horses, two are running away and one is in the process of falling dead after being shot. Not a bad way to show interested buyers what a pistol like this would be good for. It did a fine job as a self-defense handgun for the average citizen in 19th Century America.
The overall condition is very good plus. 20% of the original blue finish remains with visible case colors. The markings are clear. The numbers on the barrel and loading lever match (made 1856), while those on the grip frame, frame, cylinder, etc. match each other (1858). The walnut grips is in fine shape. The bore is clean with sharp rifling. The action is excellent, strong and crisp. Here is a very attractive Colt revolver!
Own the original! This is a legitimate antique and not a reproduction.
Barrel is 4 inch octagon.
Caliber: .31 percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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