Fine, cased, five shot, Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver s/n 89789 manufactured circa 1854 with a six inch barrel.
This 49 Pocket is in .31 caliber with an octagonal barrel and loading lever with small oval trigger-guard. The barrel and cylinder are blued, with the frame, hammer and loading lever casehardened. The brass back-strap and small brass trigger-guard are silver-plated. The grips are one-piece varnished walnut. This beautiful little revolver bears the two-line address within finials “ADDRESS SAM’L COLT / NEW YORK CITY” and the frame is stamped on the left side with small ‘COLTS/PATENT’ on two lines. The cylinder has the roll design of the stagecoach holdup scene.
Contained in an original American walnut case with accessories including a powder flask with a large eagle holding a revolver in its left claw and a powder flask in its right claw, brass .31 calibre brass mould without sprue-cutter, nipple key and a few loose conical and round lead balls.
The overall condition is fine and retains much of its original blue finish to the barrel and cylinder and much of its case colours to the frame, loading lever assembly and hammer. The cylinder retains 90% plus of the stagecoach holdup scene. Also, most of its silver-plating to the brass back-strap and small brass trigger-guard remain. The one-piece varnished walnut grips retain 90% of their varnish, with a few nicks and minor storage marks. It has all matching numbers including the wedge (9789). The cylinder retains all five safety locking pins. The bright bore rates at 8/10 plus. The case and accessories are all in fine condition. The action is tight and the gun is in good working order. A great addition to your Colt collection.