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Original Revolvers From The Colt Firearms Company
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91st Pennsylvania Identified 1862 Production .31 Claiber Colt
Item #: L4640
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Here is a very nice looking original 4 inch barrel length version .31 caliber Colt revolver. This is the classic version known to collectors as the model 1849 Colt. It has all matching serial numbers, including the barrel wedge. The parts have the serial number of 208161. Thanks to Mr. Colt’s bookkeepers we know that this would have been made in the earlier part of 1862. The brass trigger guard and backstrap have a great look to the brass that still retains a good bit of the original silver. It has nice mechanics on all positions. The original 1-piece wood grips are present with an attractive dark tone to the walnut. The cylinder retains some of the cylinder scene and the serial number marking. The top of the barrel has a clear double line Samuel Colt maker’s mark and Hartford, Connecticut production location. These Hartford marked Colts are a good bit tougher to find than their New York City marked counterparts. The Colt’s Patent mark is visible on both the frame to go along with the barrel markings. What makes this gun special, is the inscription that goes along the back strap and along the bottom of the grip strap. It reads "Lieut. Randolph M. Smith" along the back strap and on the bottom of the grip it reads "Co. A. 91st P.V." the research shows that Lieut. Smith was born on November 20, 1840 in Philadelphia. He worked as a bookbinder before the war and enlisted on August 20, 1861. The first shows up as a First Sergeant in company a of the 91st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The first of their service was in the Washington, DC area. He was promoted to the rank of 2nd Lieut. while in the city. It was in Washington that he contracted typhoid and resigned his commission for disability on September 10, 1862. The regiment would go on to see fierce fighting including Fredericksburg and Gettysburg. This is a nice honest .31 caliber Colt revolver with a rocksolid identification.


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$2,495.00 USD

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