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       LOT 1320
Rare Colt’s Patent Arms Manufacturing Company Paterson Rifle Capper - The
die stamped lid has
the Rampant Colt
above a Paterson
rifle above crossed Paterson revolvers
with exaggerated
stocks. A double line border encloses: “[leaf ] COLTS PATENT [leaf]/ PATENT ARMS MANG Co. PATERSON N.J.” The knob has a ring for a lanyard. It is numbered “11” inside. CONDITION: Fine overall with attractive aged patina on the brass, 60% original niter blue on
the spring at the mouth, and distinct designs with some mild fading. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,500
LOT 1321
Rare Colt Paterson
Model 1839 Revolving Percussion Carbine - Serial no. 487,
16 cal., 24 3/8 inch part round bbl., brown/blue finish, walnut
stock. Approximately 950 of Samuel Colt’s Model 1839 Revolving Carbines were manufactured at the Patent Arms Manufacturing Co.’s Paterson, New Jersey, factory circa 1838-1841. They were the most successful of the Paterson firearms and were used by both the Republic of Texas and the U.S. Army. This carbine has a smoothbore part-round/part-beveled barrel with brazed lug. The lug is not fitted with a loading lever and has a flat, two-groove wedge and second transverse slot behind the wedge slot, a post front sight, and a dovetail mounted block rear sight. The right side of the barrel lug
is roll-stamped “Patent-Arms M’g. Co. Paterson, NJ.-Colt’s Pt.*” with wavy lines at the ends. The round-back cylinder is 2 1/2 inches long, was roll-engraved, and retains visible patent and address markings. The serial number “487” is found on the back of the barrel lug, wedge, arbor pin, turning ring, and toe of the buttplate, and “382” is on the back of the cylinder indicating the cylinder was replaced. CONDITION: Very good with mottled gray patina, crisp marking, mild pitting, some varnish on the rear sections, and general mild wear. The stock refinished stock is good and has a group of dents on the right side of the butt, and minor cracks. Mechanically fine. These carbines, though more popular in the period than the other Paterson arms, are rare and important pieces necessary for any complete Colt percussion collection.
Estimate: 18,000 - 27,500

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