"COLT MODEL 1862 POLICE PERCUSSION REVOLVER. SN 19056. Cal. 36. Usual configuration with 5-1/2" rnd bbl with 5-shot fluted cyl,pin front sight, and one line "New-York U.S. America" address. It has Colt patent on the left side of the frame with the caliber marking on the left shoulder of the trigger guard and a "2" on the left front web. It has silver-plated brass trigger guard and brass strap with 1-pc walnut grip. Accompanied by a fine John Krider mahogany case with green velvet lining and a Krider label inside the lid. The bottom is compartmented for the revolver, with the flask compartment empty. There is also a 2-cavity "Colt's Patent" mold with sprue cutter marked on the right side "36 P." Also contains a tin of Goldmarks caps. The left front compartment is covered and has an oxidized brass button. The right rear compartment contains several bullets and balls. CONDITION: Very good to fine, all matching except the wedge which is unnumbered. Bbl retains 70-75% thin orig blue and the rammer handle 60-70% faded case colors. The cyl is mostly a medium brown patina with traces of blue in the most sheltered areas. The frame retains 25-30% faded case colors, being mostly a gray patina. The trigger guard and backstrap retain traces of silver plating. Grip is sound, with a chip from the left edge and heel with usual nicks and scratches, and retains about 90% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Strong bore with very fine pitting. The case has warped back and front edges, with a crack in the bottom and a separated left, rear corner. Otherwise, retains most of a lightly restored finish. The interior is lightly faded with light to moderate soil in the bottom. Label is slightly yellowed. 4-31638 JR270 (3,500-5,000)"
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