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    £ 1,950
    American Civil war era Colt 6 shot 1849 pocket model .31 Calibre Percussion revolver. Ref 1476. Muzzleloader
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    Andrew Bottomley Antique Arms & Armour. Mail Order Only. Established in 1968.
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    American Civil war era Colt 6 shot 1849 pocket model .31 Calibre Percussion revolver. Ref 1476. Muzzleloader

    Pistol / Hand GunsMuzzleloaderUsed£ 1,950

    Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 1476. A good American Civil war era Colt's patent 6 shot 1849 pocket model .31 Calibre Percussion revolver. The 4 inch barrel engraved on top "Address Col SamL Colt New-York U.S. America". All matching serial numbers including the wedge. The side of frame marked "Colt's Patent" and 31 Cal. The engraved cylinder stagecoach scene is very clearly visible. Overall length is approx 9 inches. In good condition, showing very little sign of use and retains much original finish. Action in excellent working order. One legend has it that the pocket models were popular with Civil War officers who did not rely on them as combat arms but as defense against battlefield surgeons who were bent on amputating a limb. Richard Francis Burton an English explorer, warrior and spy (he spoke 29 languages) was a devotee of Colt revolvers and carried a selection of them on his Middle Eastern and African journeys including the trip to Somalia and Ethiopia in 1855. A pocket model receives prominent mention in his diaries: "My revolvers excited abundant attention, though none would be persuaded to touch them. The pocket pistol became the Malunah or Accursed, and the distance to which it carried ball made every man wonder". Excellent condition with some original finish. Ref 1476. This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only. No Licence is required in the United Kingdom. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.

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    SubcategoryMuzzleloader
    ConditionUsed
    Price£ 1,950
    Sale typeTrade
    MakeAmerican Civil war era Colt 6 shot 1849 pocket model .31 Calibre
    ModelPercussion revolver. Ref 1476.
    Antiqueyes
    CertificateNo Licence
    Your reference1476
    Recommended UsageCollection item

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