Revolver - Colt 1849 Pocket, 1853 Reg. No: ST 023800
- Colt 1849 Pocket model percussion revolver, cal. .31 in., rifled octagonal barrel 15.30cm (6 in.) long with loading lever attached. Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut, serial number 37455, 1853.
The 1849 Pocket Model, also termed the New Pocket Model, was the singular most popular Colt handgun of the nineteenth century with its production (including the Baby Dragoon models) running from 1848 to 1872. Perceived as an improved continuation of the 1848 Baby Dragoon, it differed through the addition of a loading lever, rectangular cyclinder stops with guides and adopted the Stage coach hold-up scene, in place of the military themed soldiers and indian scene of the Baby Dragoon.
- Five chambered cylinder engraved with crisp stagecoach hold-up scene, small rounded brass trigger guard with good remnants of silver plating, steel frame, brass back strap with good remnants of silver plating, wooden grips, pin style front sight. Knurling on hammer is of course style.
Barrel address is two-line New York address. Inspector's intial 'X' stamped onto triggerguard below serial number and 'L' stamped onto triangle of triggerguard right hand side.
- Acquisition Information:
- Unknown from Unknown
|Dimensions:||113 mm (Height), 30 mm (Width), 275 mm (Length)|
|Dimension Comment:||Barrel length 153 mm (6 in).|
|Tagged with:||revolvers american|
|Themes this item is part of:||Firearms in Gold Rush Victoria, 1850s, Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Firearms in Gold Rush Melbourne, 1850s, Arms Collection, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862), Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA|
|Primary Classification:||ARMS & ARMOUR|
|Inscriptions:||Stamped on barrel: ADDRESS SAML COLT/ NEW YORK CITY
Stamped on cylinder: COLTS/ PATENT/ No. 37455
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: COLTS/ PATENT
Stamped on triggerguard below serial no: X
Stamped on triggerguard R.H. triangle: L
Serial No. -
Cylinder: 37455; Loading lever: 7455; Trigger guard: 37455; Frame: 37455; Barrel lug: 37455; Butt: 37455
|Model Name/Number:||1849 Pocket|
|Maker:||Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1853|
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