SOLD! for $6,875.00.
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- Low Estimate: $3,000.00
- High Estimate: $3,400.00
- Realized: $6,875.00
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Mexican-American War era Colt Baby Dragoon Model 1848 Percussion Revolver, Type 1, .31 caliber, serial number 563, all visible serial numbers matching. Barrel marked "Address Col. Saml Colt New-York U.S. America," left side of frame and cylinder marked "Colts Patent". Walnut stocks, octagonal barrel, square back brass trigger guard and backstrap with silver wash, iron mounted, checkered hammer, cylinder with Texas Ranger and Native American fight scene, brass bead front sight. Housed in an early Paterson-style beveled mahogany case with burgundy velvet lined interior and four (4) accessories including one (1) powder flask, one (1) tin of caps, one (1) bullet mold, and one (1) nipple wrench, also includes one (1) case key. Barrel length: 3". Overall length: 8". Case: 2" H x 9" W x 6" D. Serial number corresponds to year 1847. Includes one (1) copy of THE WILLIAM M. LOCKE COLLECTIONS, description of firearms by Frank M. Sellers, published by The Antique Armory, Inc., East Point, 1973. 11 1/2" H x 9" W x 1 1/2" D.
PROVENANCE: Private Nashville, Tennessee collection.
CONDITION: Overall pepper pitting, surface wear to sides of barrel and barrel lug. Stock with storage dings, some chipping, areas of loss, largest 1/2" x 1/4" to butt. Action holds at full cock only. 30%-20% of silver wash remaining to trigger guard and backstrap. Engraving to cylinder is visible. Case and accessories with general wear to be expected from age. Book in overall good condition.