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Revolver - Colt 1849 Pocket, 1852 Object Reg. No: ST 023801

Colt 1849 Pocket model percussion revolver, cal. .31 inch, rifled octagonal barrel 153 mm (6 inch). Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut, serial number 18412, 1852.

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 stagecoach 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 has been slightly flattened. Knurling on hammer is of course style.

Barrel address is two-line New York address.

Inspector's intial 'Q' stamped onto triggerguard below serial number and 'W' stamped onto triangle of triggerguard right hand side.
Acquisition Information:
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Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11.30 cm (Height), 3.00 cm (Width), 27.50 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Barrel length 15.30cm (6 in.)

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Tagged with: revolvers american
Themes this item is part of: Firearms in Gold Rush Victoria, 1850s, Arms Collection, Colt Firearms in Colonial Victoria, 1850-1900, Firearms in Gold Rush Melbourne, 1850s, Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Gunmakers, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, Samuel Colt, Gunmaker (1814-1862)
Primary Classification: ARMS & ARMOUR
Secondary Classification: Firearms
Tertiary Classification: handguns
Inscriptions: Stamped on barrel: ADDRESS SAML COLT/ NEW YORK CITY
Stamped on cylinder: COLTS/ PATENT/ No. 18412
Stamped on L.H. side of frame: COLTS/ PATENT
Stamped on triggerguard below serial no: Q
Stamped on triggerguard R.H. triangle: W

Serial No. -
Cylinder: 18412; Loading lever: 8412; Trigger guard: 18412; Frame: 18412; Barrel lug: 18412; Butt: 18412
Model Name/Number: 1849 Pocket
Maker: Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co, Hartford, Connecticut, United States of America, 1852

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