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SN 131686. Cal. 31. Blue & color case hardened with 4″ oct bbl, brass pin front sight and standard 2-line New York address with brackets. Left side of frame is marked with a small “COLTS PATENT” and it has 5-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene roll marking. Silver plated brass trigger guard & backstrap contain a varnished 1-pc walnut grip with last four digits of matching SN in backstrap channel. Accompanied by a purple velvet lined mahogany casing, partitioned in the bottom for the revolver, a brass 2-cavity “COLT’S PATENT” mold, a double sided brass eagle & stars flask in like new condition, an L-shaped nipple wrench in also like new condition. An ELEY cap tin marked “COLT PATENT BELT AND POCKET PISTOLS” on its original label. This revolver was produced in 1857. These small revolvers were extremely popular from their first production until well into the 1870s when they were supplanted by the advent of the self-contained cartridge revolver. They saw extensive use by frontier people of all walks of life and are rarely found today with such near new condition and almost never with an orig case. Also included is an original Colt loading instructions. PROVENANCE: Ex-Bobby Smith Collection. CONDITION: Excellent overall. All matching including wedge & grip. Bbl retains 98-99% strong orig blue. Loading arm, frame and hammer retain most of their bright case colors on the sides with balance muted to a silver or silver/gray. Cyl retains over 90% orig bright blue, with losses and light pitting on 3 of the 4 extensions at rear between nipples. All safety pins are crisp and functional. Almost 100% crisp rolled stagecoach holdup scene is easily discerned; trigger guard & backstrap retain virtually all of their strong orig silver plate. Grips are sound and solid, well-fit retaining almost all their original bright varnish with slight edge wear. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. Case is sound with a few light handling & storage nicks & scratches retaining most of its original bright varnish. Lower right joint to case is apart but still sound. Interior retains good purple color with light soiling, wear and light cosmetic damage where gun makes contact. Mold is crisp with small dents on one side, appears unused; flask retains virtually all of its original varnish with bright blue spring; L-shaped nipple wrench/screwdriver retains most of its original bright blue with some losses and scratches. Cap tin retains original caps, japanned surface and an excellent label with easily discerned text. Retained original key, operates lock well. 50675-1 JS (7,500-12,500) – Lot 4232

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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