Revolvers & Pistols collection
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Colt Model 1848 Rammerless Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver
Rare Colt Model 1848 Baby Dragoon Percussion Revolver or Old Model Pocket Pistol with serial #9833, manufactured circa 1849 without loading lever and with very desirable six inch barrel. It has the rare left-hand address which reads “-ADDRESS SAML COLT NEW.YORK CITY-” on two lines, from breech to muzzle, with an faint line under the “L” and dashes at either end. It is stamped “COLTS PATENT” in very small letters forward, on top left side of the frame. There is an inspector letter “T” (William Tuller) stamped at the top of the right side of the brass trigger-guard close to the grip and also a letter “T” stamped on the barrel-lug face. There is another inspector letter “K” on the left side of the front trigger guard screw, just above the serial number (the serial number has a dot stamped under it). The five shot cylinder has five round stop slots and one safety pin. The cylinder shows a 100% clear scene of the “Texas Rangers and Comanches Fight Scene” and the three line “COLTS PATENT 9833“ stamped on the side. Matching serial numbers 9833 throughout including wedge (833) and cylinder arbour pin which is also stamped 9833. The gun has almost all barrel blue left, the cylinder has lots of original blue left, which on a few areas has a wonderful natural plum color from the original blue fading. Frame and hammer having visible traces of case colors, screws are fine with untouched slots. The brass backstrap and squareback triggerguard, with correct thin bolster, retain approximately 97% of its silver-plating. The one-piece walnut grip is fine plus throughout.The bore is excellent and the action tight like new.
This is a rare and hard to find ‘Baby Dragoon’ with desirable six inch barrel in excellent condition.
A total of only 2000 Baby Dragoons with left-hand address were made in four different barrel lenght’s, which makes this gun, especially in this condition, extremely rare now a days.
Colt Model 1851 Navy with iron backstrap and small iron trigger guard.
An early and scarce Iron Backstrap & Trigger Guard Civil War Percussion Colt Model 1851 Navy Revolver. Serial #72432, all matching numbers including the wedge. Made in 1857, all original & complete. The revolver has excellent plus metal, markings, and edges. It has a full and very crisp cylinder scene. The barrel has a one-line New York City Address. The barrel on the gun retains most of its original bright factory blue with some small spots of thinning. The cylinder has a mix of fine original blue with some light thinning to a plum brown patina no spots. The frame, recoil shoulder areas, loading lever & hammer retain excellent & bright vivid original factory case colors. The scarce iron backstrap and trigger guard are excellent throughout and retain most of their original factory silver on them. All screws are excellent plus and retain all their original color on them. The original factory grips are excellent plus throughout and retain their original factory varnish on them. The bore is excellent, and the action is tight and crisp as new. This is a very scarce, almost impossible to find and high condition all original example of an early civil war iron strapped percussion Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver in excellent untouched condition.
Colt Model 1851 Navy Early Late Third Model.
A early Late Third Model percussion Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver with small trigger guard. Serial #41474, all matching numbers. Made in 1855, all original and complete. This revolver has fine metal, markings and edges it have a clear barrel address and crisp, full Naval Battle cylinder scene including the, “ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843” and the “ENGRAVED BY W.L. ORMSBY. NEW YORK” lines. The metal parts are having a nice brown / grey patina with a very few traces of original finish, trigger guard and backstrap having lots of the original silver plating left. Nice untouched screws, crisp action, fine bore with strong rifling with some minor visible spots of pitting, nice original grips.
Overall a nice untouched Colt 1851 Navy in very good plus to fine condition.
Colt Model 1851 Navy Late Fourth Model.
A Late Fourth Model percussion Colt Model 1851 Navy revolver with large trigger guard. Serial #205013, all matching numbers, except for the unnumbered loading lever which is correct for the late Fourth Models. Made in 1868, all original and complete. This revolver has fine metal, markings and edges it have a clear barrel address and crisp, full Naval Battle cylinder scene including the, “ENGAGED 16 MAY 1843” line. Barrel has almost all of its original blue left, loading lever-frame and hammer containing almost all of their original case colors, remnants of silver left on trigger guard and backstrap. All six safety pins are there, nice untouched screws, mechanically crisp and sound, fine bore with no pitting, nice original grips.
Great Late Model 1851 Navy in very fine condition.
Colt Model 1860 Army Civil War issued.
A U.S. Civil War Military issued Colt Model 1860 Army revolver in fine untouched condition. Serial #94038, all matching numbers. Made in 1863, all original and complete. The revolver has fine metal, markings, and edges. It has a very clear barrel address and crisp, full cylinder scene. All parts are U.S. sub-inspected, “C-D-F-H-L-P-R”. The barrel has a mix of original blue and a natural plum patina on it. The cylinder has the same natural patina throughout it. The frame and loading lever show original factory case colors with the frame showing more. Th backstrap is fine and retains blue throughout it. The brass trigger guard is fine throughout. All screws are fine. The original grips are fine with perfect U.S. Inspectors cartouches on both sides:
Left grip: “C.S.L.” Chester S. Leonard.
Right grip: “J.T.”John Taylor.
This revolver has an excellent action and fine bore with some pitting visible. Fine Colt 1860 Army military issued revolver, which is one of the 58995 revolvers delivered by Colt to the U.S. military during 1863.
According to Colt’s Factory Letter this gun was shipped on February 9, 1863 to United States Government, Frankford Arsenal in Bridgeburg Pennsylvania in a shipment of 1000 guns.
Colt Model 1849 Pocket revolver with 5 inch barrel.
An Early Civil War Percussion Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with a Five Inch Barrel in Excellent Condition. Serial # 175933, All matching numbers including the wedge. Made in 1860, all original & complete. The revolver has excellent metal, markings, and edges. It has a full and sharp cylinder scene. The barrel has a two-line New York City Address. The barrel on the gun retains most of its original bright factory blue with some small spots of fading. The cylinder has a mix of blue and patina on it. The frame, loading lever & hammer retain nearly all of their original bright factory case colors. The backstrap and trigger guard are fine throughout. All screws are excellent with original color on them. The original factory grips are excellent to mint throughout and have a wonderful grain to them. They retain their original factory varnish on them. The bore is excellent, and the action is tight and crisp. This is an Excellent all original example of An Early Civil War Percussion Colt Model 1849 Pocket Revolver with a 5 inch barrel on it.
Remington New Model 1863 Army revolver Civil War.
Remington New Model Army, caliber 44 percussion, standard 8” octagon barrel, matching serial numbers including cylinder. Retains almost all of its original blue and original case colors. Standard front sight. Grips in perfect condition, left grip has a perfect military Inspector cartouche “G.P.” George Palmer, single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on most parts of the gun. Near mint bore (some light pitting visible near the muzzle, otherwise it was a mint bore), original blue still present in cylinder chambers. Mechanically perfect. An honest Civil War era Military revolver in near perfect condition, probably never issued.
A.Waters U.S. Model 1836 pistol.
A. Waters Milbury, Mass. Model 1836 Flintlock conversion pistol, caliber 54 percussion, standard 8 1/2” round barrel, brass blade front sight oval shaped rear sight on barrel tang, swivel type ramrod with button shaped head. All mountings of iron. Dated 1843. Eagle, makers name and date are only partly visible but present and correct. The stock is very fine and has two Inspector’s cartouches “J.H.” Joseph Hannis and “W.A.T.” William A. Thornton (letter T looks like a letter J in the cartouche). The barrel has US/P markings indicating military acceptance and proofed and is also stamped “NWP” Nathan W. Patrick inspector of military contract arms. Single letter Ordnance sub-inspection marks are on several places on the gun. Mechanically perfect and a fine bore.
With an estimate quantity of 20.000 made these US martial pistols were the last with a flintlock ignition system produced for contract with the US Government. It was a standard issue pistol for the Mexican American War 1846-1848. Many of these were converted to percussion for use during the Civil War.
Unknown maker Philadelphia Deringer cal. 45 percussion pistol with standard 2 5/8 barrel. Engraved and German silver finished, excellent wood. All parts #8 numbered. Excellent condition scarce piece.
Developed by Henry Deringer, no patent that’s why there are so many different makers.