Gustave Young Colt 1849 Pocket 31 MFG 1863 NICE!


Gorgeous original Colt 1849 chambered in .31 Blackpowder.

This revolver was manufactured in 1863 and factory selected for engraving as indicated by the “E” by the main serial number. The engraving matches others known by Master Engraver Gustave Young. A few indications of his work are visible such as the eagle head amongst the scrollwork on the left by the wedge and the wolf head pattern on the hammer. The traditional scrollwork throughout is of course also his style and is backed by finely textured punch dot backgrounds and accented by border, shell, and floral motifs. The hammer does have three dots often seen on his guns that indicate the amount of time in days dedicated to engraving them. The barrel has a post front sight and the standard roll-stamped New York address. The frame also has the stamped “COLTS/PATENT” marking on the left, and a “2” is stamped on the left side of the trigger guard. The cylinder has the standard stagecoach holdup scene. Included in a wooden presentation box, flask, bullet cast, and caps in a tin.

This is a wonderful rare antique pistol that will look great in your collection!

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Metal Condition: Good finish showing a mildly shiny patina. The brass components are in good shape.

Stock/Grips Condition: Grips show a good finish with light handling nicks.

Bore: Bore is in good shape showing strong rifling with mild frost.

Action: Perfect function, very solid lockup.

Curios & Relic Eligible: Antique

Serial Number: 226267