~ A Model 1849 Colt Pocket .32 Caliber Percussion Revolver ~
This particular piece is stamped with the serial number “210956”, indicating the manufacturing year as 1862.
The serial numbers are stamped in the usual places, on the bottom of the hand grip, on the brass trigger guard and on the barrel’s frame. The main frame is stamped “Colt Pattent”.
The top of the barrel is marked “Col Samuel Colt New York, USA”.
The cylinder is engraved with various etchings, unfortunately almost gone now, and bears serial number “138583”.
~ Dimensions ~
The barrel is 6 inches (15 cm) long and the overall length of the revolver is 11 inches (28 cm).
It weighs 760 grams.
~ Condition ~
The revolver is in fair condition for its age.
It’s not indexing but both the hammer and the cylinder move, so it needs some attention.
There is some amount of ageing on the metal, loss of blue and general use.
The front sight is missing.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £24, or it can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.