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    LOT 1298
Colt Third Model Dragoon Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 13799, 44 cal., 7 1/2 inch part round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. This commercial
production Colt Model 1848 Dragoon revolver was manufactured in 1854. The Third Model Dragoon can
be quickly distinguished by its round trigger guard and was the most widely used of Colt’s massive “horse pistols”
that began with the famous Colt Walker. Around 10,500 Third Models were manufactured in 1851 to 1861. Many of these saw hard use out West and during the Civil War. Replacement blade front sight, “-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-” marked
on the barrel, cylinder scene and patent markings, and all matching visible serial numbers, with an unnumbered wedge.
CONDITION: Very good with artificial smooth brown and gray patina on the iron surfaces, crisp cylinder scene, some patches of light pitting, and lightly aged golden patina on the brass. The refinished
grip is good with general light wear, recut bottom
edges, and absent chipped bottom front corners.
Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000
LOT 1299
U.S. Marked Colt Model 1851 “Army” Navy Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 55988, 36 cal., 7 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1856.
The Colt “Army/Navy” revolvers were manufactured between 1855 and 1859 and fall within the 42,000-80,000 serial number range. The initial issue of the “Army/Navy” revolvers was to the 1st and 2nd Cavalry regiments. The
“Army/Navy” revolvers were first used on the Texas frontier and subsequently saw wide service with federal cavalry regiments during the Civil War. Features a brass cone front sight, “-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW-YORK CITY-” on the top of the barrel, “COLTS/PATENT/U.S.” marked frame, standard navy battle cylinder scene, small single-letter sub-inspection marks, oval script “LCA” (Lucius C. Allin) inspection cartouche stamped on the left of the grip, initials “B.M.” hand
carved over top of what was a “R.H.K.W.” (Robert Henry Kirkwood Whiteley) cartouche on the right of the grip, and all matching visible serial numbers including handwritten in black ink inside the grip mortise. CONDITION: Very good, with traces of original blue finish and case colors showing mostly smooth brown patina on the iron surfaces, a few patches of light pitting, dings around the
wedge, attractive bright golden patina on the brass, and visible cylinder scene. Modern replacement wedge screw. Grip is also very good with scattered dents and scratches, lightly faded cartouches with period carved initials as mentioned above, and a few chipped sections at the bottom front corners. Mechanically fine. Estimate: 2,500 - 4,000
LOT 1300
Scarce Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Revolver
with Six Inch Barrel - Serial no. 9111, 31 percussion cal., 6 inch octagon bbl., blue/ casehardened/silver finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1849. This revolver has the scarce
and desirable early features that include: small square trigger guard, cylinder with rounded stops and the roll- engraved Ranger and Indian scene. The grip has the early contour, and the barrel lug has no provision for a loading
lever and no loading cutout on the right side of the barrel lug. The top of the barrel flat has the early marking: “-ADDRESS
SAML COLT/NEW- YORK CITY-”. The left side of the frame is marked: “COLTS/PATENT”. The five shot cylinder is stamped with “COLTS/
PATENT” above the serial number. The full serial number is located on the bottom of the barrel lug, the frame, trigger guard, back strap and
cylinder. The partial serial number “111” is stamped on the bottom of the barrel wedge. The barrel and cylinder are blued, the frame and hammer are
casehardened, and the brass trigger guard and back strap have a silver plated finish. The walnut grips are varnished.
CONDITION: Very good with traces of crisp original darkened blue remaining. The majority of the gun is polished steel gray. The cylinder scene is faint but still distinct, with extensive battering visible on over one third of the surface area; all other markings are crisp. Most of the silver plating remains on the trigger guard and grip frame with brass showing on the edges and high spots. Minor cracks at the butt of the right grip on otherwise very good grips. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,500

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