CASED, ENGRAVED MODEL 1862 COLT POLICE REVOLVER

$6,500.00

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Item Code: 740-239

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Serial Number “6797”, all numbers matching. 36 caliber, 5-shot-rebated and half fluted cylinder, with 6.5” barrel. All metal parts florally engraved, brass trigger guard and back-strap included. Barrel address: “Col. Saml Colt New York U.S. America.” Left frame & trigger guard markings: “Colts Patent”, “36 Cal”. Cylinder flute marking: “Pat. Sept. 10th 1850.”

All markings crisp except barrel Colt address, which is partially worn. Barrel, frame & cylinder exhibit pleasing plumb colored patina, along patches of light pitting. Brass trigger guard and back-strap display minor nicks, as do the grips, consistent with age and usage. Engraving remains sharp and highly attractive. Crisp “action”, smooth cylinder indexing. Bore dusty and lightly pitted.

Revolver comes in wooden case, measuring 13 x 2.375 x 7”. Case has a five compartment, interior, with red felt lining which is lightly soiled and worn. Includes front lock key [lock non-functional] as well as gun tool, a Colt’s Patent .36 cal. bullet mold, and a small brass powder flask adorned with spread eagles on both sides. Both the bullet mold and powder flask are in fine condition, with the flask exhibiting a dark coppery patina. Also present are two Colt cartridges packets, 2.25 x .5 x 1.75”, made of wood with the following intact paper labels: “6 Combustible Envelope/ Cartridges/ made of Hazard’s powder/ Expressly for Col. Colt’s Patent/ Revolving Belt Pistol/ Address Colt’s Cartridge works…”. One packet contains Packet contains five .36 Caliber cartridges, the other contains one. Booth cellophane wrapped. The brass-hinged outer-case displays minor nicks but is otherwise quite handsome.

The 1862 police model is considered by many to be the ultimate in streamlined design by the Colt factory in the percussive period and especially attractive in the 6.5” barrel. In all, a choice piece, handsomely engraved, nicely cased, with extremely fine bullet mold & powder flask.

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