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2289
$9,775.00

COLT MODEL 1855 MILITARY RIFLE.

SN 2172. Cal. 56. 31-5/16″ bbl. Blue finish. Straight grain American walnut stocks with carbine buttplate. Bbl has front-sight with base made to accommodate bayonet lug. 3-leaf rear-sight. Receiver has “Col. Colt Hartford CT. U.S.A.” marked in the top-strap. Left side of receiver is marked “Colts Patent over November 24, 1857”. SN is stamped on forward part of receiver behind loading lever mortise, on tang behind trigger guard, and on toe of buttplate. Lower tang mounts a sling swivel to the rear. Rear bbl band also mounts a swing swivel. Carbine buttplate with compartment. Ramrod mounted under bbl with extension in buttplate. Brass forend cap on fore-stock. 5-shot fluted cyl. “Patented September 10, 1850” marked in 1 flute of cyl. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl is a plumb-brown patina overall with some staining on top surface. Bbl bands also show a plumb-brown patina. Sights are good. Receiver shows generous traces of blue finish overall, especially in protected areas with the balance being plumb-brown, and some roughness on the top-strap by the vent and in front of the cyl. Hammer has a plumb-brown patina with traces of blue. Cyl has a heavy plumb-brown patina, some roughness, with a clear mark. Stocks are very good, full-sized, with handling marks overall. There is a half moon-shape gauge at left wrist. Forestock is very good with only slight handling marks and dents. Buttplate is a heavy brown patina, some roughness, with a clear serial mark stamped into toe. One of an estimated total production of 9,310 made circa 1856 to 1864. 51015-2 TEP (6,000-8,000) – Lot 2289

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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