Fine, Cased British proofed, Colt Model 1849 London Pocket percussion revolver s/n 9037, with five inch barrel, manufactured circa 1856. Cased in its original mahogany case, with red lining and ‘DIRECTIONS FOR LOADING COLT’S PISTOLS’ label inside the lid and a brass escutcheon on the outside. This London Pocket is in fine original condition retaining approx. 75% original blue to the barrel, fading towards the muzzle end, 60% blue to the cylinder, 75% strong case colours to the frame, loading lever and hammer. The one-piece walnut grips retain 95% plus of their original varnish. The cylinder scene is 90% plus and all five cylinder pins remain intact. The screw heads are excellent and the action is in good working order.
Accessories include: ‘JAMES DIXON / & SONS / SHEFFIELD’ bag-type flask with short nozzle, 100 count Eley Bros. cap tin with green label, ‘COLT’S PATENT’ mould for casting a round and conical shaped lead bullet, cleaning rod and a nipple key. All accessories are in fine condition.
Overall, a very nice cased 1849 London Pocket, manufactured at Colt’s manufactory in London, with rare five inch barrel.