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Colt Model 1849 Pocket Percussion Revolver, .31 caliber, serial number 90413, all visible serial numbers matching. Top of barrel marked "Address Col. Sam Colt New-York U.S. America", cylinder and left side of frame under cylinder marked "Colt's Patent". Engraved scrollwork by Gustave Young, number 2 style, is present on most of the major components, dotted line motif appears on the trigger guard, and an eagle head on the left side of frame above the wedge and below the cylinder. Bone stocks, octagonal barrel, brass trigger guard and back strap, silver plated frame, engraved stage coach hold up scene on cylinder, checkered hammer, brass bead front sight, loading lever. Housed in a rosewood case with dark red velvet lined interior with three (3) accessories, including one (1) powder flask, one (1) tin of caps, and one (1) bullet mold, also includes a grouping of bullets and screws. Barrel length: 4". Overall length: 9". Case: 1 3/4" H x 10" W x 5 3/4" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1854. Note: The serial number for this revolver appears on a work list covering a month's Colt engraving from Gustave Young's shop, ending in June 3, 1854; the work list is photographed on page 69 in the book COLT ENGRAVING by R.L. Wilson, published by Beinfeld Publishing, Inc., Annapolis, 1982, one (1) copy of the book is included. Book: 12 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W x 1 1/2" D.
PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.
CONDITION: Pitting to unengraved areas of barrel and loading lever, some to cylinder, has been cleaned. Gustave Young engravings highly visible, cylinder scene engraving is visible. Barrel, wedge, and cylinder are slightly loose. Stocks with natural age shrinkage. Action holds at full and half cock. Bore is dirty with visible rifling. Case and accessories with general wear to be expected from age. Key is not present. Book is in overall good condition.