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  LOT 223
Cased Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 197887, 36 cal., 7
1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/ casehardened/silver finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1866. The barrel has a cone front
sight and the one-line New York address. The cylinder has the classic Naval Battle of Campeche scene, and the cylinder and frame have the standard patent markings.
The left side of the trigger guard has “36 CAL.” All of
  500 - 6,500
LOT 224
Desirable Kidder Patent Marked Presentation Cased Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 176111, 31 cal., 5 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened/ silver finish, walnut grips. This revolver was manufactured in 1860 right on the eve of the American Civil War and yet remains in really high condition. It has a cone front sight, “{ADDRESS SAML COLT/NEW YORK CITY}” on the top flat, “2” on the left side of the barrel lug, “COLTS/PATENT” on the left side of the frame, “V” and “M” on the left side of the trigger guard, the standard stagecoach roll scene on the five-shot cylinder, and a varnished walnut grip. The Kidder
the visible serial numbers match. The loading lever is blank. The case has wine colored lining, an Eley Bros. cap tin, martial themed powder flask with sloped charger, L-shaped combination tool, cartridge pack, “38 B” marked
ball/bullet mold, and some balls and bullets.
CONDITION: Very fine with 75% plus bright original high polish blue finish
remaining overall, 60% plus original case colors, patches of age darkened
original silver plating in the protected areas and butt of the grip frame, smooth
aged patina on the exposed brass, and some mild overall ear including
numerous small dings by the wedge. The revarnished grip is fine and has a
repaired flake on the lower left edge, faint cracks, some dings and scratches,
and a small chip at the toe on the right. Mechanically excellent. The refinished case and the accessories are fine and have some age ands storage related wear.
Overall, a very attractive cased set. Estimate: 4,
case has a floral pattern on the navy blue lining, “MANUFACTURED/SOLELY BY W. KIDDER” and “PATENT APR 1854.” on the back edge of the case, some bullets, a blued ball/bullet mold, U.S. Great Seal themed pocket flask, L-shaped combination tool, and cartridge pack. CONDITION: Fine with 80% plus original blue finish on the barrel, 60% of the dull refinished blue on the cylinder, 75% plus original case colors, 40% original silver plating and aged patina on the silver and exposed brass on the grip straps, dings by the wedge on the right, and general minor wear. The grip is very fine and has most of
the glossy original varnish, slight edge wear on the right, and minor handling marks.
Mechanically excellent. The case is very fine and has some light fading and contact wear on the lining, some cracks in the partition, and minor storage wear. The mold and combination tool are also very fine and retain the majority of their original blue finish. The flask is also very fine and has most of the original brown finish and minimal age related wear. Provenance: The Collection of Steve Ardia; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500

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