"COLT 1855 ROOT MODEL 6A SIDEHAMMER PERCUSSION POCKET REVOLVER. SN 11033. Cal. 31. Blue finish with rare 4-1/2" rnd bbl, 2-line New York address, unfluted 5-shot cylinder with stagecoach holdup scene and 1-pc walnut grip. Only about 3,173 of these revolvers were made in two bbl lengths with the 4-1/2" being quite rare. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & frame retain about 80% glossy orig blue, thin on sides of bbl and with edge wear. Back strap is mostly a blue/gray patina. Rammer pivot & hammer have bright case colors with rammer handle & outside of hammer gray patina. Cylinder retains about 75% thin blue with about 95% stagecoach holdup scene and some fine pitting around nipple areas. Grip has a hairline on left side with slightly chipped edges and retains most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-33395 JR409 (4,000-5,000)"
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