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SN 12876. Cal. 31. This cased Colt Baby Dragoon was made in 1850 during last year of production of Baby Dragoons and standard pocket models. This gun conforms to other late transitional Baby Dragoons with 4″ oct bbl and 2-line New York address with dashes. Gun has a typical 5-shot smooth cylinder with rolled stagecoach holdup scene, small “COLTS PATENT” stamped on left side of frame, several small inspector letters “Q”, “K”, and “T” are found stamped on bottom and either side of trigger guard. This is a well presented, fine rammerless Baby Dragoon in nice Colt casing with eagle flask, brass Colt mold, gun tool and caps. PROVENANCE: Ex-William Locke Collection, pictured on pg. 66, 1973; The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Gun is very good to fine, orig and all matching SNs including wedge and grips (last 3 digits). Retaining about 20% bright blue finish on bbl and tiny traces of blue on cyl with balance a silver/gray, about 90% cyl scene discernible with staining and pitting near nipples. Frame is silver/gray overall with thinning traces of case colors, stronger on right side, several small nicks on bbl housing around wedge slot. Grips are well fit retaining most of re-varnished surface. Mechanically gun functions well with a crisp bright bore with very light pitting. Accompanying mahogany Colt casing is very good overall. Blue velvet lining is soiled, stained & light faded. The 2-cavity brass bullet mold has numerous small dings on two surfaces used as hammer, otherwise a light mustard patina. Double-sided eagle and stars flask has traces of orig varnish, several small dents with mustard colored patina overall. Japanned cap tin is very good. NOTE: The accessories in case when pictured in the 1973 Locke book have been changed, though case and pistol of course are the same. Case is missing lock escutcheon and lock bolt is broken. 49631-2 JS (10,000-15,000) – Lot 4206

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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