Fine Colt M1849 Pocket, .31 Percussion 
Manufactured in 1858, this is a fine, 4-inch barrel, 5-shot Colt 1849 pocket model. The barrel retains about 20% original blue. The cylinder scene is sharp and crisp. 40% original varnish, tight wood to metal fit. The action is crisp, the springs are strong, the barrel is shiny and rifling is sharp. Excellent nipples without corrosion or damage. All matching numbers including the rammer and wedge. Two-line New York address. Crisp markings throughout.
The M1849 was introduced in succession to the Baby Dragoon, which was Colt's most successful small caliber hand gun to date. Everyone thought the Pocket would not be able to live up to the older model's reputation however it turned out to become Colt's most popular percussion gun with over 340,000 produced in 23 years. SN 141787, rated fine overall.


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