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    Sale 5426

    Antique Arms & Armour

    21 May 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 81

    A .44 CALIBRE COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER

    NO. 6177 FOR 1849

    Price Realised  

    A .44 CALIBRE COLT FIRST MODEL DRAGOON PERCUSSION REVOLVER
    No. 6177 for 1849
    With 7½in barrel stamped 'Address SamL Colt New York City', the loading-lever with latch of vertical type, the frame stamped 'Colt's Patent' over 'US' on the left, V-shaped mainspring, 6-shot cylinder with oval chamber-stops and roll-engraved Texas Rangers and Indians scene incorporating the inscriptions 'US Dragoons' and 'Colt's Patent', brass grip-strap, brass square-back trigger-guard, and walnut grip incised with the initials 'J.R.G' (the loading-lever numbered 373, the wedge 9220 and the cylinder 6639, lightly patinated, general wear, the grip chipped).
    14in (35.5cm)


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