"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 7 SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 13687. Cal. 31. Late production Model 7 with 3-1/2" rnd bbl, 2-line New York address, pin front sight and horizontal latch on rammer handle. It has 5-shot unfluted cylinder with arbor pin retaining screw in the side and stagecoach holdup scene. Fitted with 1-pc ivory grip. Accompanied by an orig Colt Root burgundy velvet lined walnut casing, compartmented in bottom for revolver, an orig "COLTS PATENT" iron 2-cavity bullet mold with sprue cutter, a dbl sided Colt's type eagle flask and a tin of UMC caps. Another compartment contains lead bullets & balls. About 2,925 of Models 7 and 7A Roots were produced in period 1855-1870. Few were nickel finished and very few were cased. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Overall retains most of its orig nickel with a couple of dull spots on bbl and on back strap. Hammer retains strong case colors. Cylinder has a spot of pin prick pitting and retains most of its orig nickel with about 95% stagecoach holdup scene. Trigger return spring is either broken or missing, otherwise mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few scattered spots of minor pitting. Case has a couple of cracks in the lid and another in the bottom, otherwise is sound with usual nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish with a small circle stain in the finish on the lid. Interior of case is moderately faded with moderate to heavy soil in bottom. One partition is slightly loose, remainder is solid. Mold is fine, retains about 50% blue. Flask is fine and retains about 70% orig finish. Altogether a fine scarce set. 4-33384 JR419 (6,000-8,000)"
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