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Original Revolvers From The Colt Firearms Company
Firearms
Cased .31 Caliber Colt Model 1855 Revolver Made in 1866 with Accessories
Item #: L5162
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This is an attractive original Colt revolver known to collectors as the "Root” model. They have one of the most distinctive designs of the Civil War era. This one is .31 caliber and has the classic model 1855 sidehammer design. The action still functions on the positions. The cylinder on this revolver is the style that has the Battle scene and it is still visible. The original grip is present has a fine dark look to the walnut wood that is nice enough to of been used in any piece of fine furniture. The serial numbers are 10,991 which would have been made in the latter part of 1866. They only made these .31 caliber sidehammer Colt revolvers from 1860 until 1870 and they only made a little over 14,000 of them. One thing that is special about this revolver is the length of the barrel. This one as the majority of these "root" revolvers have 3 1/2 inch barrels. This one has a full-length 4-1/2 inch barrel length which is harder to find than the standard ones. Across the top of the 4-1/2 inch barrel is the clear Colt maker’s mark as well as the New York City location. New York City was the location of Colt's office but the actual production of the gun was manufactured in Hartford, Connecticut. This gun is accompanied by a scarce original factory wooden casing. The case has the maroon lining intact. One of the sides of the case lid is missing in action and appears to have been gone for quite a while. It is also accompanied by a Eley percussion cap tin as well as the Eagle pattern powder flask. You get the pistol, case flask and percussion cap tin for the price. This is a very attractive and complete .31 caliber Colt "Root” Revolver with accessories.


Shipping Weight: 2 lbs
$2,550.00 USD

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