ANTEBELLUM Antique COLT Model 1849 POCKET .31 Caliber PERCUSSION Revolver
Fourth Year Production Manufactured In 1853!
Here we present an antique percussion Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver, made in 1853 in Hartford, Connecticut. The Model 1849 Pocket, the replacement for the Baby Dragoon, was the most widely produced of any Colt percussion pistol. Nearly 340,000 were manufactured during its 23-year production run that ended in 1873. Over 280,000 of these were produced by Colt’s factory at Hartford by the end of the American Civil War in 1865. These were very popular and saw a lot of use on the battlefield, on the home front and in the West. These were some of the smallest, handiest pocket revolvers of the time. It did a fine job as a self-defense handgun for the average citizen in 19th Century America.
This old Colt has been there and done that. The action (hammer/trigger) functions just fine. The cylinder does not revolve unless you point the barrel down due to the weak hand spring. The bore is dim but is in very good shape with strong rifling. Good solid walnut grip. Numbers match. A classic from the days of the Gold Rush and the lead up to the American Civil War.
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Barrel is 5 inches.
Caliber: .31 Percussion
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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