Pistol / Hand GunsRevolverColt LondonCalibre .31
This is another really outstanding cased Colt London pocket revolver in 31 calibre with all original accessories.
The case contains all accessories in unused condition , some lead conical bullets and the key is extant.
The revolver was purchased from a gentleman who was able to explain to me that he inherited it from his grandfather and by descent and family history it dates back to an ancestor that owned an East London Public House where it was bought for defence purposes. Clearly, from the condition of the revolver and accessories it was never used in anger, in fact the tin of 500 percussion caps has never been opened and has its original paper seals!
From Rosa's excellent book "Colonel Colt of London" we know this is a very early model and it has all matching numbers, excellent grips and really good cylinder scene with a tight mechanical action. There is little or no wear on the accessories which is commensurate to the condition of the revolver. This set has not been apart for more than 150 years.
Colt was determined to sell to the British Government and the work put into the London models was superior to that of his Hartford factory. Improved details included dome head screws and better hatching on the hammer spur.
There is much original finish left on the revolver including case hardening and varnish on the grips and the set represents excellent value, the next grade of finish would double the price.
An excellent example and a true “London” revolver made and sold in London.
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