Hard to find, six shot Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver s/n 275998, manufactured circa 1865 with four inch barrel. The octagonal has the one-line address: “ADDRESS COL. SAM COLT NEW-YORK U.S. AMERICA”. The barrel and cylinder are blued and the frame, hammer and loading lever are casehardened. The brass back-strap and trigger-guard are silver-plated. The one-piece varnished grips are made from walnut. The frame is stamped on the left side ‘COLTS / PATENT’. The six chambered cylinder has the roll design of the stagecoach holdup scene. All matching number, including the wedge which is numbered with the last five digits “75998”. The loading lever is not numbered in this serial range. “31 CAL” is stamped on the rear left shoulder of the brass trigger-guard. There is an inspector’s letter “S” on the forward left hand side of the trigger-guard and a letter “B” on the toe of the brass butt.
Overall very fine to excellent condition and in good working order. Approximately 70% original blue and case colours, but no plating to the back-strap and trigger-guard. This is often the case on high serial numbered Colt Pocket revolvers. The barrel has a 9/10 bright bore with some minor pitting.