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Original Revolvers From The Colt Firearms Company Priced Over $1,500 Misc. Non-Excavated
7th Massachusetts Artillery Presentation .31 Caliber Colt Revolver Made in 1861
Item #: A8347
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This is a very nice original 5 inch barrel length version .31 caliber Colt revolver. This is the classic model 1849 Colt that is known to collectors as the "Pocket" Model colt. They get this nickname because they look pocket size compared to the .44 caliber Dragoon model of the day. It has all matching serial numbers, except for the wedge which is an original from another gun, of 187,402 which was made in 1861. The brass trigger guard and backstrap have a great look to the brass. There is a trace amount of the original silver wash hanging on to the brass. It has nice mechanics on all positions. The original 1-piece walnut wood grips are very fine attractive shape with a good bit of the original varnish intact. The cylinder retains about 60%+ of the stagecoach holdup scene still visible. The top of the barrel has a crystal clear single line Samuel Colt maker's mark and New York City location. These guns were made in Hartford, Connecticut with the sales office being located in New York City. The Colt's Patent mark is visible on both the frame and traces of the cylinder to go along with the barrel markings. What makes this one extra special is what is engraved in the brass backstrap. It boldly reads "R.L.I./Capt. P.A. Davis from Geo. F. Richardson". This inscription is for Captain Phineas A. Davis, Richardson Light Infantry, 7th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. Captain Davis formed the Richardson Light Infantry in honor of Congressman George F. Richardson of Massachusetts. He was commissioned on April 20, 1861, and was at Fortress Monroe till March 17, 1862, when the unit became the 7th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. He was promoted to Assistant Adjutant General of the 10th Corps and was seriously wounded at Darbeytown Road in 1864. He received three brevets for gallantry and was mustered out as a Colonel on May 19, 1866. The guys at CivilWarData.com even have a photo of Davis in his uniform. A brief print-out of Davis and his service will accompany the piece. This is a very nice original Civil War production .31 caliber Colt revolver that has a rock solid I.D.


Price: $3,650.00 USD (Sale Pending)

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