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SN 18494. Blue & color case hardened with 4-1/2″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and 1-line New York U.S. America address. Left side of frame is marked “COLTS PATENT” and left shoulder of trigger guard is stamped “36 CAL”. The silver plated brass trigger guard & back strap contain a fine varnished 1-pc walnut grip with SN in butt strap channel. Cylinder is usual 5-shots with rebated diameter and has the stagecoach holdup scene roll marking with all five safety pins crisp & sharp. There were approx. 19,000 of these revolvers produced 1861 to 1873. This is an extremely fine Pocket Navy. This particular gun was made at the height of the Civil War early in 1863 and it is amazing that this specimen escaped hard war service and survived in such beautiful condition, retaining most of its original finish. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall, all matching. Bbl retains about 90% glossy bright thinning factory blue with reductions mostly around muzzle with balance plum, numerous small dents and nicks around wedge slot. Loading assembly retains virtually all of its brilliant case colors. Frame & hammer retain about all of their bright orig case colors also. Cylinder retains about 20% orig blue with balance plum/blue, a light cylinder drag line is present and retains virtually all of its stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Trigger guard and backstrap retain about 10% of their orig silver plating with balance yellow patina. Grip is sound, well-fit & crisp with only a couple of minor light blemishes in finish and retains virtually all of its bright orig factory varnish, light edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, bore is crisp and bright and cylinder retains traces of blue finish in each chamber. 49631-43 JS (8,000-12,000) – Lot 4218

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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