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SN 840. Cal. 31. Blue finish with 3-1/2″ stepped rnd bbl, brass pin front sight and New York address. It has 5-shot full fluted cylinder and is mounted with a varnished 1-pc walnut grip that has last three digits of SN in back strap channel. Accompanied by an orig Colt mahogany casing with burgundy velvet lining compartmented in bottom for the revolver, a dbl sided eagle & stars flask and a 2-cavity iron “COLTS PATENT” mold with sprue cutter. Right rear corner contains a tin of Eley’s caps. Colt’s Root Model revolvers were reasonably popular as pocket and vest pocket pistols for gentlemen and muff pistols for ladies and are rarely found retaining much orig finish. Cased examples are scarce. PROVENANCE: The Esteemed Collection of Steve Ardia. CONDITION: Extremely fine overall retains over 90% orig blue, with thinning and wear on outer radii of cyl. Loading assembly and hammer retain most of their case color, though darkened. Grip is sound and well fit with a couple of small chips in toe and light handling & use marks and retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are fine, crisp bright bore, retaining blue finish as does each chamber of cyl. Mahogany case is sound and solid, with usual handling & storage marks and retains strong orig varnish. Interior is sound with solid partitions showing light to moderate wear in bottom from revolver. Flask retains most of its orig finish, with staining. Mold retains about 50% thinning blue with numerous small dents and dings. Cap tin is very good with discernible label. 49631-38 JS (4,000-6,000) – Lot 4221

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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