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Lot 555: COLT, USA A REMANUFACTURED AND ENGRAVED .31 FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL ''1849 ''WELLS-FARGO'''', serial no. 164037,
08 December 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
A REMANUFACTURED AND ENGRAVED .31 FIVE-SHOT PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER, MODEL ''1849 ''WELLS-FARGO'''', serial no. 164037,
of museum quality constructed from an original antique Colt 1849 Pocket Model dating to 1860, with blued octagonal 3in. barrel signed in script within a border of scrolls ''SAML COLT'', the sides of breech engraved with American scrolls extending approximately halfway along the barrel, engraved band to muzzle, bead fore-sight, plain five-shot cylinder with roll engraving of a stagecoach hold-up, fully borderline and American scroll engraved colour-hardened open frame signed ''COLT''S PATENT within a border, engraved hammer, silver plated and engraved grip-straps and trigger-guard, engraved borders around the serial numbers and no provision for loading lever, the whole expertly rendered and re-coloured