Model 2 Root 1855 engraved percussion revolver with second type barrel marking, an octagonal 3 1/2 inch barrel,, cylinder pin latch on right side of barrel, round cylinder with Cabin & Indian scene, and ivory grips, in 28 calibre.
Cased with a one-sided “Colts Patent” eagle and shield with E. Pluribus Unum banner flask. This is the Root flask with the heavy shouldered spout that Rapley mentions on page 145 of his first book. A “Colt’s Patent” brass bow-legged mould in 28 calibre, a Colt waisted oak Root screwdriver, and a japanned “Eley Bros / London” cap tin. All serial numbers verified matching, with none on the grip.
Purchase includes a signed copy of “A Collector’s Guide to THE COLT ROOT SIDEHAMMER Manufactured 1855 Through 1870” by Malcolm R. Burnette.