Rare Colt Model 1848 serial number 5825 without loading lever, manufactured circa 1848 with four inch barrel and address within bracket finials reading “ADDRESS SAM’l COLT / NEW-YORK CITY” on two lines, from muzzle to breech. COLTS / PATENT stamped very small forward on left side of the frame.
The five shot cylinder with one cylinder locking pin, has five round stop slots. The cylinder shows a strong scene of the Ranger and Indian fight and COLTS / PATENT 58 / 25 stamped on the side. Matching serial numbers 5825 throughout including wedge (825) and cylinder pin which is stamped 8, with other numbers blurred. The gun has traces of barrel and cylinder blue which has turned to a pleasing brown patina finish. The brass backstrap and squareback triggerguard retain approx. 40% silverplating. The one-piece walnut grips are fine with only very fine dings and a small chip on the tow either side.
All screws are in good condition and appear original and the bore is very good with strong rifling and very mild pitting. The action is good. This hard to find ‘Baby’ is a very good example of this model.