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Desirable Cased Colt London Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver with Presentation Inscription - Serial no. 1843, 31 cal., 5 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. This
revolver is a classic example of one only 11,000 Model 1849 Pocket revolvers manufactured at Colt’s short lived
London factory. While the model was the most popular Colt of the 19th century in America, the Model 1851 Navy was significantly more popular in the U.K. with around 42,000
manufactured. Many of the London Colt revolvers were purchased by officers in the Royal
Army and Navy. This revolver was manufactured in 1854 and has the distinctive “{ADDRESS.
COL. COLT./LONDON.}” barrel marking, London proof and view marks, and iron grip frame of
the London factory revolvers. The barre has a cone front sight. The cylinder has the classic
stagecoach holdup scene, and the left side of the frame has the “COLTS/PATENT” marking. The
revolver is blued and casehardened and is fitted with a varnished walnut grip. The back strap
is non-factory inscribed with “A.M.B. from C.T.D.” Unfortunately, with no provenance, the identities of the presenter and recipient remain unknown. It comes in a fitted case with the same inscription in three lines on the lid escutcheon, blue lining, cleaning rod, L-shaped combination tool, blued
Colt patent ball/bullet mold, Eley Bros. cap tin, and a James Dixon & Sons flask.
CONDITION: Fine with 75% plus original case colors, 40% original blue on the barrel, traces of blue on the cylinder, legible cylinder scene and
other markings, 30% original blue on the grip straps, and smooth gray and brown patina on the balance. The grip is also very good and has some minor dings and scratches and light handling and storage wear. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are mostly very fine with minor age and storage related wear. Overall, this is a very attractive and desirable cased set. Cased London Model 1849 Pockets are hard to find in nice condition.
Provenance: The Norm Vegely Collection.
Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
LOT 217
Cased Colt Model 1862 Police Percussion Revolver with Civil War Attribution - Serial no. 27862, 36 cal.,
6 1/2 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. Per Colt, this revolver was manufactured in 1864 during the Civil War. The top of the barrel has the one-line New York address, “COLTS/PATENT” is on the left side of the frame, “36 CAL” is on the left trigger guard shoulder, and matching serial numbers are marked on the barrel, frame, wedge (renumbered), trigger guard, and backstrap. The fitted wood case contains a cap tin, blued Colt ball/ bullet mold and L-shaped combination tool, a Great Seal of the United States themed pocket flask, and key. A label on the bottom of the case reads: “This set used in the
CW by one or both of the following: Isaac Bassett Boyce. Dr. (Col.) Breed. Both were from Spring Valley, NY.” No further information on that attribution accompanies the revolver. An Isaac Bassett Boyce (1835-1918) is buried in Lynn, Massachusetts, and an Isaac Boyce/Bois is listed in the 77th New York Infantry. He is identified as enlisting
on September 18, 1861, at Ballston Spa and mustered in as a private in Company B on October 1, 1861. He was wounded on December 13, 1862, at Fredericksburg and again at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1864, and a third time in the Wilderness before mustering out with the company on December 13, 1864, at Saratoga Springs.
CONDITION: Very fine with 60% plus original blue finish,
70% original case colors, smooth brown patina on the faded areas, aged patina on the brass grip straps, and generally minor overall wear. The grip is also very fine and has most of the varnish remaining and exhibits some light dings and scratches and minor edge wear. Mechanically excellent. The case and accessories are very good and have minor age and storage related wear and a crack through the bottom of the case.
Provenance: The Norm Vegely Collection.
  198 Estimate: 6,500 - 9,000

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