A fine Gustave Young engraved and presentation inscribed Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver

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A fine Gustave Young engraved and presentation inscribed Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver

Sold for US$ 14,625 inc. premium
A fine Gustave Young engraved and presentation inscribed Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver
Serial no. 109084 for 1855, .31 caliber. 5 inch barrel, the top flat engraved Sam'l Colt. Barrel, rammer lug, frame, hammer and triggerguard/gripstraps finely engraved with tight floral scrolls by Gustave Young, the left side of the barrel incorporating an animal head, the left side of the frame with engraved Colt's/Patent. Five-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene. Engraved screw heads. Backstrap inscribed Lieut. Wm. Dickinson/from W.O. Irish and T.W. Perkins. Factory elephant ivory grips.
Condition: Excellent. Barrel with 90% plus dark blue finish showing edge wear and wear at left flat. Cylinder with excellent scene and perhaps 25% of blue remaining, the pins showing little use. Rammer lug with some slight traces of faded casehardening. Triggerguard/gripstrap with 95% unpolished silver plating. Excellent grips showing slight discoloration to age crack on right side.
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Footnotes

  • Note: Probably Lt. William O. Dickinson, 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery. A search of the muster rolls of this unit lists a William C. Irish as well as William O. Dickinson, both corporals. Dickinson ended the war as a lieutenant. The 1st Vermont Heavy Artillery were originally the 11th Vermont Infantry Regiment. They saw action at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Cedar Creek and others. Lt. Dickinson was wounded on March 25, 1865 at Fort Steadman.
A fine Gustave Young engraved and presentation inscribed Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver
A fine Gustave Young engraved and presentation inscribed Colt Model 1849 Pocket percussion revolver
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