Colt 1849 Pocket - 6" Barrel
The 1849 Pocket was Colt's most popular selling percussion pistol with a production of over 300,000 from 1849 until 1872. They came in various barrel lengths with 4", 5" and 6" the standard lengths. The cylinder scene was of a Stage Coach holdup. There are three cylinder pins remaining. The others have been beaten down. This example dates from 1860 and has the Hartford Ct address. Produced just before the Civil War many of these were purchased by soldiers on both sides and served through out the war.
This pistol has a smooth grey patina on the metal with a few small areas of pitting. The markings are all sharp, clear and readable. The cylinder scene is 80 percent or better and quite readable. The action is solid. All the numbers match including the wedge. The grips are very nice with over 80 percent of the varnish. The brass has most of the silver remaining. It is a pretty revolver.