A Fine Cased Colt-Root 1855 Model (5) Percussion Pocket Revolver
Lot 364
A Fine Cased Colt-Root 1855 Model (5) Percussion Pocket Revolver
Sold for £7,500 (US$ 12,246) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Fine Cased Colt-Root 1855 Model (5) Percussion Pocket Revolver
No. 7446 P For 1863
With round sighted barrel engraved around the muzzle and with New-York address at the breech, decorated with Gustave Young style scroll engraving on the blued breech, fluted cylinder, frame with grooved top-strap, grip-strap and case-hardened side-hammer, case-hardened rammer, varnished figured rounded butt, and retaining most of its blued and case-hardened finish: in original fitted mahogany case lined in burgundy velvet (some fading) with accessories including brass-mounted American eagle and sheild flask, and brass bullet mould
9 cm. barrel

Footnotes

  • The P suffix, introduced in 1863, is thought to be an inspector's, engraver's or jobber's mark

    For a very similar presentation example (serial no. 5794) offered at Christie's London see Fine Antique Arms and Armour, 27 October 1993, lot 280; and for serial number 7466 see R.W. Wilson, Colt Engraving, 1982, p. 96
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