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  LOT 61
Cased Colt London
Model 1851 Navy Percussion Revolver
- Serial no. 33311, 36 cal., 7 1/2 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut
grips. This revolver was manufactured in 1855 at the London factory and has London proof
and view marks on the barrel and cylinder, the “-ADDRESS COL. COLT LONDON.-” barrel address,
  round head screws, an iron grip frame, a cone front sight, standard naval battle cylinder scene, standard patent markings, and all matching serial numbers. It comes in a fitted oak case with light green baize lining, a Colt London trade label, cleaning rod, L-shaped combination tool, oiler, Eley Bros. cap tin, reproduction James Dixon & Sons Colt Navy flask, and bullet mould.
CONDITION: Fine with 50% original blue finish on the barrel, mottled
gray and brown patina on the cylinder, mostly smooth gray patina and some mild pitting on the grip frame, 75% original case colors, and mild dings and scratches. The period revarnished grip is fine with most of the varnish remaining, a few dents, small chips at the toe, and light edge wear. Mechanically fine. The case and accessories are good with moderate age and storage related wear and a loose hinge/sprue cutter screw on the mold. Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000
LOT 62
Cased “G. Peirson” Inscribed Two-Digit Serial Number 86 Colt London Model 1849 Pocket Percussion
Revolver - Serial no. 86, 31 cal., 4 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened/silver finish, walnut grips. This revolver was manufactured early in production in London in 1853. The barrel and cylinder have London proof and view marks. The barrel has “{ADDRESS COL. COLT/LONDON}” and a post front sight. The cylinder has the classic stagecoach scene. The frame has the “COLTS/
PATENT” marking on the left. “G. PEIRSON” is inscribed on the butt. Matching
serial numbers are on the wedge, arbor pin, cylinder, loading lever, barrel, frame, trigger guard,
backstrap, and backstrap mortise. It comes in an original fitted oak case with green baize lining and S. Mordan & Co. marked lock, cleaning rod, L-shaped nipple
wrench/screwdriver, blued mold, large tin with some balls and bullets, and a “BARTRAM & CO.” marked pocket flask. G. Peirson is not documented, and without further information their
identity would be very difficult to confirm, but one possibility is the George Peirson that leased the Royal Marine Artillery Canteen in Portsmouth until his death in 1857.
CONDITION: Fine with essentially all of the replated silver remaining on the grip frame dull refinished blue on the cylinder, 95% plus period reapplied blue on the barrel, 40% muted case colors on the frame as well as the hammer and loading lever, and mild overall wear. The grip is also fine and has glossy varnish, minor dings, and light edge wear. Mechanically fine. The case is fine and has a crack in the lid and general mild age and storage related wear including fading and small tears in the lining. The accessories are very good. The spring on the flask is a replacement, and the mold has 80% plus original blue remaining. Overall, an interesting and attractive cased set.
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000

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