Colt Model 5A “Root” 1855 Side-hammer percussion revolver s/n 6456, manufactured circa 1863, with 4 ½ inch round barrel, in .31 caliber. The barrel address reads “ADDRESS COL. COLT / NEW-YORK USA” on two lines. The nipples are integral with the fully fluted cylinder and “PATENTED SEPT. 10th 1850” is stamped in one of the cylinder flutes. Serial number 6456 is blued with casehardened hammer and loading lever. The grips are one-piece varnished walnut.
Colt Model 5A “Root” 1855 s/n 6456 is in fine condition retaining generous amounts of original blue finish, mainly to the frame and cylinder. The action is fine and in overall good working order.