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  LOT 1301
Factory Engraved Silver Plated Colt Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver with
Attractive Raised Relief Carved Eagle Grip - Serial no. 49473, 36 cal., 7 1/2 inch octagon
bbl., silver finish, antique ivory grips. This revolver was manufactured in 1856 and features stunning factory engraving
consisting of floral scroll patterns along with a very attractive dog’s head on the left side of the barrel and “COLTS/PATENT” inscribed on the left side of the frame. Aside from the trigger guard, the revolver has matching serial numbers, and there is a factory dot marking above
or below the serial number on the barrel, frame, and back strap. The trigger guard has serial number “55163” with the factory apostrophe marking below and similar engraving. The grip carving is interesting as it is a variation on the design based on the coat of arms of
Mexico. In this version, instead of a snake, the eagle holds a banner, and the detailing on the head suggests it is meant to depict a
bald eagle. It may have been made with an American veteran of the Mexican-American War in mind. Given the more frequent use of the
Mexican coat of arms pattern, the choice on this revolver had to be intentional.
CONDITION: Fine as assembled with a mix of silver gray patina and 40% aged silver plating, darker aged patina on the frame, verdigris
on the right side of the frame, and replacement trigger guard. The rear of the cylinder exhibits numerous scattered peen marks and modern replacement
percussion nipples. The grip is also fine and has distinct carving, aged patina, minor age lines on
the butt, and minor handling wear. The action is inconsistent but functions fine otherwise.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
LOT 1302
Factory Engraved Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver - Serial no. 188540, 31 cal., 4 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened/silver finish, antique
ivory grips. This attractive Colt Model 1849 Pocket was manufactured in 1861 and features classic factory engraving consisting mainly of Germanic scroll engraving
patterns with beaded backgrounds, floral bloom accents, a Native American face on left side of the barrel, and a wolf/dog head motif on the hammer. It also features a dovetailed blade front sight, the one-line New York barrel address, “2” on the left side of the barrel lug at the bottom, six-shot cylinder with the stagecoach scene, “COLTS/ PATENT” stamped on the left side of the frame, matching visible serial numbers, a special smooth grip with for notches cut into the upper left and three on the upper
right, and the factory dash mark above or below the main serial numbers along the bottom of the revolver.
CONDITION: Very good with crisp engraving, 80% original silver plating remaining and displaying attractive aged patina, mostly smooth gray patina on the steel, some minor pitting, mostly visible cylinder scene, and general moderate overall wear. The grip is also very good and has attractive natural patina, minor age cracks, and light scratches and handling wear. Mechanically fine. Definitely a very attractive example of a Civil War era Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500

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