Colt 1849 Pocket model percussion revolver, cal. .31 inch, rifled octagonal barrel 151 mm (6 inch) long with loading lever attached. Made by Colt's Patent Fire Arms Manufacturing Co., Hartford, Connecticut, serial number 52514, 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 stagecoach hold-up scene, in place of the military themed soldiers and indian scene of the Baby Dragoon.

Physical Description

Five chambered cylinder heavily worn with stagecoach hold-up scene no longer visible, small rounded brass trigger guard with light remnants of silver plating, steel frame, brass back strap with light remnants of silver plating, wooden grips, pin style front sight. Knurling on hammer is course style. Barrel address is two-line New York address. Serial number 52514, although the loading lever has a mismatched number of 5369. Inspector's intial 'X' stamped onto triggerguard below serial number, and 'L' on right hand side trigger guard triangle. Action is defective.

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