NICE 1875 Antique 5-Shot COLT NEW LINE .32 RF ETCHED PANEL Pocket Revolver
WILD WEST “BACK UP” Revolver with PEARL GRIPS
Here we present an antique Etched Panel Colt New Line .32 caliber Revolver, made in 1875 in Hartford, Connecticut. A single action revolver, this small pocket revolver was one of a number of inexpensive handguns produced by Colt from 1873 to 1884. The “New Line” was Colt’s first production model handgun chambered for .32 caliber. This revolver utilized a .32 caliber cartridge matched to a 5-shot fluted cylinder fitted to a 2 ¼” long round barrel. About 22,000 of the .32 calibers were produced.
This revolver was designed to be a small but potent self-defense revolver for stowing in one’s pocket in the 19th Century. Spur Trigger “Suicide Special” manufacture was fierce during this time, and Colt struggled to compete against the countless small shops making very similar, less expensive revolvers, though not necessarily of the same quality. The Colt remained a steady, reliable force in firearms for much longer than the rest. This revolver features 5 shots of .32 caliber, a handsome wizened nickel finish and hard rubber grips.
The New Line series of revolvers, including all calibers, was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873 and continued through 1884. Two years after the Colt House Revolver, a year after the Colt Open Top, and almost simultaneously alongside the Colt Peacemaker, the Colt New Line was one of the first metallic cartridge, rear-loading revolvers manufactured by Colt.
The overall condition is fine. Original nickel finish. Excellent action. Bright bore. Both grips are in fine shape and remain vibrant in appearance. Legible markings. Here is a very handsome and collectible specimen of the Colt New Line .32!
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Barrel is 2-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .32 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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