NICE Antique COLT “NEW LINE” .22 RF ETCHED PANEL Pocket Revolver WILD WEST
VERY NICE Nickel Plated SELF DEFENSE Revolver
Here we present an antique Etched Panel Colt New Line .22 Revolver, made in 1876 in Hartford, Connecticut. The New Line was a single action pocket revolver introduced by the Colt’s Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Company in 1873 and continued through 1884, with the .22 caliber being manufactured between 1873 and 1877 with a total of roughly 55,343 being manufactured.
Almost simultaneously alongside the Colt Peacemaker, the Colt New Line was one of the first metallic cartridge, rear-loading revolvers manufactured by Colt. It was designed to be a handy pocket-carry revolver, chambered in .22 rimfire, which was very popular for self-defense in those days.
The revolver features 7 shots of .22 rimfire. Of all the Colt “New Line” revolvers made, the .22 caliber was the only one featuring a 7 shot cylinder. All other calibers utilized a 5-shot cylinder. Etched on the left side of the barrel is “COLT NEW 22”.
The overall condition is fine. Original nickel finish. Robust, tight action. The bore is in good shape for its age. Both grips are good with an average amount of handling/storage wear. Markings are legible. The etchings on the left side of the barrel are present. Numbers match.
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Barrel is 2-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .22 Rimfire
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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